EFFECTS OF BHRAMARI PRANAYAMA ON RESTING CARDIOVASCULAR PARAMETERS AND HIGHER MENTAL FUNCTIONS IN HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS
*Dr. Rashma S., BAMS MD and Dr. Sonia J.
Pranayama is defined as a manipulation of one‘s own breathing movement. In yoga ―Prana‖ means life force/energy and ―Ayama‖ means to control. So, Pranayama Practice will help us control the life force or energy and make our system more healthy and energetic. Pranyamas such as Kapalabhati, Bhastrika, Nadisuddhi, Bhramari cause pronounced physiological responses among normal healthy people. Further, it is known that yoga and pranayama are helpful in managing the cardiopulmonary diseases, autonomic nervous system imbalances and psycho-somatic disorders.[2,3,4] Most of the studies previously done have reported the effect of different pranayama individually as well as collectively with different duration of these practices (e.g., immediately, 1 month, 3 months, etc.).[5,6,7,8]
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