Blood pressure and purdue pegboard scores in individuals with hypertension after alternate nostril breathing, breath awareness, and no intervention

@inproceedings{Telles2013BloodPA,
  title={Blood pressure and purdue pegboard scores in individuals with hypertension after alternate nostril breathing, breath awareness, and no intervention},
  author={Shirley Telles and Arti Yadav and N. Vijay Kumar and Sachin Kr Sharma and Naveen Kalkuni Visweswaraiah and Acharya Balkrishna},
  booktitle={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Previously alternate nostril yoga breathing (anuloma-viloma pranayama) was shown to reduce the blood pressure (BP) in people with hypertension. An elevated BP has been associated with poor performance in certain tasks requiring attention and co-ordination. The Purdue pegboard task assesses manual dexterity and eye-hand co-ordination. MATERIAL/METHODS In the present study there were ninety participants with essential hypertension. Their ages ranged from 20 to 59 years (group average… CONTINUE READING
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