International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2019)

Effect of alternate nostril breathing (Anuloma Viloma Pranayama) on blood pressure, pulse rate and body mass index (BMI) in hypertensive subjects


Charu Mishra, Nikhil Gupta, Shobhit Shakya

Background: Yogic techniques have been seen to improve an individual’s overall personal development involving body, mind and soul. Evidences suggest that alternate nostril breathing i.e. pranayama technique for a certain time everyday affects cardiovascular reflex control system and also helps in controlling excessive weight. Material and Methods: 40 hypertensive subjects in the age group of 35-70 years were subjected to alternate nostril breathing exercise sitting in Padmasana position for 10 minutes everyday. Results: Alternate nostril breathing exercise reduced the sympathetic activity and increased the parasympathetic activity leading to improvement in vagal tone as shown by statistically significant decrease (P<0.001) in systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and pulse rate.
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Charu Mishra, Nikhil Gupta, Shobhit Shakya. Effect of alternate nostril breathing (Anuloma Viloma Pranayama) on blood pressure, pulse rate and body mass index (BMI) in hypertensive subjects. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 5, Issue 5, 2019, Pages 37-39
International Journal of Medical and Health Research