EFFECTS OF TWELVE WEEKS SELECTED PRANAYAMA PRACTICES ON PRIMARY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE PATIENTS
Dr. Ramesh Chand Yadav*
Background: Yoga is becoming most popular science due to its positive effects on health. Prana (energy) and Ayama (to expand or control) from the word Pranayama. So it is the technique to change or control or expend the energy in the body. To determine the effects of selected pranayama practices on primary high blood pressure patients. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted on thirty (n = 30) randomly selected male people aged ranged was 30 - 50 years volunteered to participate in the study from Etawah district, India. Two groups were made of the total subjects, each group comprising of fifteen subjects, these subjects participated voluntarily in the study. The subjects were divided into one experimental groups and one control group. At the end of twelve weeks the Post-test was conducted for all the two groups. Blood pressure was measured with the help of Sphygmomanometer. Results: Table 3 and 4 shown that the both systolic and diastolic blood pressure were significantly lowered with a regular programme of Pranayama practice. The level of p 0.05 was considered significant. Conclusion: The result indicate that after twelve weeks of pranayama practice can be decreases resting systolic and diastolic blood pressure for primary high blood pressure patients.
Keywords: Pranayama, Systolic Blood pressure, Diastolic Blood Pressure.
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