Effect of yogic practice on pulmonary functions in young females. Yadav RK, Das S.

Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 2001 Oct;45(4):493-6

epartment of Physiology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi-110 001.

During recent years, a lot of research work has been done to show the beneficial effects of yoga training. The present study was undertaken to assess the effects of yogic practice on some pulmonary functions. Sixty healthy young female subjects (age group 17-28 yrs.) were selected. They had to do the yogic practices daily for about one hour. The observations were recorded by MEDSPIROR, in the form of FVC, FEV-1 and PEFR on day-1, after 6 weeks and 12 weeks of their yogic practice. There was significant increase in FVC, FEV-1 and PEFR at the end of 12 weeks.

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