Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 4, Pages: 462-463
Amritpreet Singh1* , Simratpal Singh1 and Sukhdev Singh2
1 Khalsa College of Physical Education, Amritsar, Punjab-143005, India.
2 Department of Physical Education (T), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar-143005, Punjab, India
The aim of the study was to assess the effects of 6-week selected yogic exercises training on blood pressure. 20 purposively selected male blood pressure patients from Amritsar (Punjab, India), aged 30– 50 years, volunteered to participate in this study. Subjects were assigned into two groups: A (experimental: N-10) and B (control: N-10). The subjects from Group A were subjected to a 6-week yogic exercises training programme which included 5 Asnana and 3 Pranayama. This lasted 8 weeks and consisted of daily sessions, lasting 45 min. Both systolic and diastolic blood pressures were measured with the auscultatory method by using sphygmomanometer and stethoscope. Student’s ttest was used to assess the between-group differences for dependent data to assess the Post and Pre differences. The level of p≤0.05 was considered significant. The systolic and diastolic blood pressures significantly reduced in Group A experimental when compared with the control one. The yogic exercises training may be recommended to control blood pressure and may contribute to enhance health status and wellness.
Keywords: Yogic exercises, systolic and diastolic blood pressure
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