Vol. 5, Issue 12 (2019)
Effectiveness of yoga on respiratory efficiency in patients suffering from asthma
Author(s): Dr. Amiay Kumar, Dr. Rajiva Kumar Singh
Abstract: Asthma is a chronic respiratory disorder characterized by reversible airway obstruction, allergic inflammation and airway hyper-responsiveness. In susceptible individuals, this inflammation causes symptoms that are usually widespread and variable such as airflow obstruction that is often reversible, either spontaneously or with treatment, and causes an associated increase in airway responsiveness to a variety of stimuli. Yoga has been considered the best complementary and alternative medicine by the National Institute of Health. Regular practice of yoga provides strength, endurance, and flexibility; facilitates characteristics of friendliness and compassion; and helps develop greater self-control, while cultivating a sense of calmness and well-being. Hence based on above reported findings the present study was planned for Effectiveness of Yoga on Respiratory Efficiency in Patients Suffered from Asthma. The present study was planned in Department of Physiology, Patna Medical College, Patna, Bihar from April 2019 to September 2019. Total 20 cases of asthma were enrolled in the present study. The 10 patients were enrolled in study group as undergone the specific yoga mudras. The remaining 10 patients were not done any yoga were evaluated in control group. Lung specific hasta mudras significantly increased PEFR, BHT, EBT, RET immediately after 30 minutes of practice. This simple, easy to practice anytime, anywhere, cost effective technique must be practiced regularly to produce beneficial effects. The yoga is an effective tool to improve the pulmonary functions, and it can be practiced as an adjuvant therapy with standard medical treatment of asthma with better outcome.