Heart Rate Response to Vinyasa Yoga in Healthy Adults

  title={Heart Rate Response to Vinyasa Yoga in Healthy Adults},
  author={Sarah Shepperson Ward and Noel McCluney and Pamela R. Bosch},
  journal={Journal of Yoga \& Physical Therapy},
Background: Yoga is a popular exercise, but the heart rate (HR) response to specific styles of yoga is unknown. Primary Study Objective: To determine if vinyasa yoga is an aerobic physical activity based on the HR response of participants. Methods/Design: Observational study using a convenience sample Setting: Exercise room on a university campus Participants: Forty-two adults aged 21-54 years with prior yoga experience completed the yoga session with no adverse events. Equipment malfunction… 

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