Assessment of the effects of pranayama/alternate nostril breathing on the parasympathetic nervous system in young adults.

  title={Assessment of the effects of pranayama/alternate nostril breathing on the parasympathetic nervous system in young adults.},
  author={Anant Narayan Sinha and Desh Deepak and Vimal Singh Gusain},
  journal={Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR},
  volume={7 5},
BACKGROUND AND AIM Pranayama, the art of breath control, is considered to be the heart of yogic exercises. The present study was performed with the aim of evaluating the effect of Pranayama/Alternate Nostril Breathing (A.N.B.) on the parasympathetic nervous system in healthy young adult males. METHODS A comparative account of the expiratioin: inspiration ratio (E:I ratio) and the orthostatic tolerance test (30:15 ratio) at the basal level, at the start of the study and after the practice of A… 
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