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Lung-specific yoga mudras on respiratory function in asthma patients

Saravanan P S L, Anu S, Kanietha Priya A S, Vijaybabu K, Rohit Paul.

Abstract
Background: Asthma is increasingly prevalent worldwide and still could not be effectively controlled with drug therapy alone. Non-pharmacological interventions such as yoga and pranayama were tried with promising results. Mudras are part of yoga tradition and it is said that specific hand postures stimulate cortical areas regulating autonomic nervous system (ANS). The present study aims to find out the role of lung-specific mudras alone in improving respiratory function by modulating the ANS.

Aims and Objectives: The aims of this study were as follows: (1) To measure the effect of lung-specific yoga mudras on peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR), breath-holding time (BHT), Snider’s test (ST), expiratory blast test (EBT), and respiratory endurance test (RET) in the study group after 6 weeks of mudra practice. (2) To measure and compare the PERR, BHT, ST, EBT, and RET values of control group with that of the study group after 6 weeks of mudra practice.

Materials and Methods: This study was carried out on 50 stable asthma patients in the age group of 20–50 years who were randomly divided into control (n = 25) and study group (n = 25). The study group underwent mudra practice everyday for 30 min and 5 days a week for 6 weeks. Respiratory efficiency tests were measured before and after 6 weeks using peak flow meter and mercury sphygmomanometer. The tests include PEFR, BHT, ST, EBT, and RET.

Results: Statistically significant improvement (<0.001) was observed for all the parameters in the study group when compared with the control group.

Conclusion: Lung-specific mudras improved the respiratory efficiency in asthmatic patients after 6 weeks of mudra practice.

Key words: Lung Mudras; Respiration; Asthmatics


 
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L SPS, S A, S KPA, K V, Paul R. Lung-specific yoga mudras on respiratory function in asthma patients. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2019; 9(9): 878-883.


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L SPS, S A, S KPA, K V, Paul R. Lung-specific yoga mudras on respiratory function in asthma patients. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2019; 9(9): 878-883.



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L SPS, S A, S KPA, K V, Paul R. Lung-specific yoga mudras on respiratory function in asthma patients. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2019), [cited December 01, 2022]; 9(9): 878-883.



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L, S. P. S., S, . A., S, . K. P. A., K, . V. & Paul, . R. (2019) Lung-specific yoga mudras on respiratory function in asthma patients. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 9 (9), 878-883.



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L, Saravanan P S, Anu S, Kanietha Priya A S, Vijaybabu K, and Rohit Paul. 2019. Lung-specific yoga mudras on respiratory function in asthma patients. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 9 (9), 878-883.



Chicago Style

L, Saravanan P S, Anu S, Kanietha Priya A S, Vijaybabu K, and Rohit Paul. "Lung-specific yoga mudras on respiratory function in asthma patients." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 9 (2019), 878-883.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

L, Saravanan P S, Anu S, Kanietha Priya A S, Vijaybabu K, and Rohit Paul. "Lung-specific yoga mudras on respiratory function in asthma patients." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 9.9 (2019), 878-883. Print.



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L, S. P. S., S, . A., S, . K. P. A., K, . V. & Paul, . R. (2019) Lung-specific yoga mudras on respiratory function in asthma patients. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 9 (9), 878-883.