Immediate effect of slow pace bhastrika pranayama on blood pressure and heart rate.

@article{Pramanik2009ImmediateEO,
  title={Immediate effect of slow pace bhastrika pranayama on blood pressure and heart rate.},
  author={Tapas Pramanik and Hari Om Sharma and Suchita Mishra and Anurag Mishra and Rajesh Prajapati and Smriti Singh},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={
          293-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to evaluate the immediate effect of slow pace bhastrika pranayama (respiratory rate 6/min) for 5 minutes on heart rate and blood pressure and the effect of the same breathing exercise for the same duration of time (5 minutes) following oral intake of hyoscine-N-butylbromide (Buscopan), a parasympathetic blocker drug. [] Key Method First, subjects had to sit comfortably in an easy and steady posture (sukhasana) on a fairly soft seat placed on the floor keeping…

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