|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|5558984||1561298||2017||3 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
BackgroundBreath is the dynamic bridge between body and mind and Pranayama (breathing techniques) is one of the most important yogic practices. There is a lack of scientific evidence on cardiovascular functions during the practice of pranayama techniques, especially Kumbhaka. Hence, this present study aims at evaluating the cardiovascular functions of healthy volunteers during the practice of Bahir Kumbhaka (BK) (external breath retention).Materials and methodsNineteen healthy volunteers with the mean (standard deviation) age of 23.53 (3.08) were recruited. All the subjects were asked to perform BK for the duration of 30Â s (1 round) and repeat the same for 3-rounds with the rest period of 1Â min between each round. Baseline, during and post assessments were taken before, during and immediately after the practice. Statistical analysis was performed using repeated measures of analysis of variance with the use of statistical package for the social sciences, version 16.ResultsResult of this study showed a significant increase in systolic blood pressure (SBP) and rate pressure product (RPP) during the practice of BK which was revert back to normal after the practice; and a significant increase in diastolic blood pressure (DBP), mean arterial pressure (MAP) and double product (Do-P) during the practice of BK which did not revert back to normal even after the practice.ConclusionThe result of this pilot study suggests that the practice of BK increases the SBP, DBP, MAP, RPP and Do-P during the practice.
Journal: Advances in Integrative Medicine - Volume 4, Issue 1, April 2017, Pages 7-9