Hatha Yoga Practices: Energy Expenditure, Respiratory Changes and Intensity of Exercise

@inproceedings{Ray2011HathaYP,
  title={Hatha Yoga Practices: Energy Expenditure, Respiratory  Changes and Intensity of Exercise},
  author={Uday Sankar Ray and Anjana Pathak and Omveer Singh Tomer},
  booktitle={Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM},
  year={2011}
}
The aim of this study was to critically observe the energy expenditure, exercise intensity and respiratory changes during a full yoga practice session. Oxygen consumption ([Formula: see text]), carbon dioxide output ([Formula: see text]), pulmonary ventilation ([Formula: see text]E), respiratory rate (Fr) and tidal volume (VT), were measured in 16 physical posture (asanas), five yoga breathing maneuvers (BM) and two types of meditation. Twenty male (age 27.3 ± 3.5 years, height 166.6 ± 5.4 cm… CONTINUE READING
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