Effect of Short-Term Pranayama and Meditation on Cardiovascular Functions in Healthy Individuals

@inproceedings{Ankad2011EffectOS,
  title={Effect of Short-Term Pranayama and Meditation on Cardiovascular Functions in Healthy Individuals},
  author={Roopa B. Ankad and Anita Herur and Shailaja S Patil and G. V. Shashikala and Surekharani Chinagudi},
  booktitle={Heart views : the official journal of the Gulf Heart Association},
  year={2011}
}
CONTEXT Asana, pranayama, and meditation are three main techniques of yoga practiced in India over thousands of years to attain functional harmony between the body and mind. Recent studies on long-term yogic practices have shown improvements in cardiovascular functions. AIM The present study was conducted to ascertain if a short-term practice of pranayama and meditation had improvements in cardiovascular functions in healthy individuals with respect to age, gender, and body mass index (BMI… CONTINUE READING

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