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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology


Beneficial effects of Nadisudhi pranayama on reaction time


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Author Details : G Sivagami*, Milind V Bhutkar

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2018

Article Page : 488-490


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Abstract

Introduction: Yoga is a technique which improves physical and mental health.Yoga unites the body and mind. Nadisudhi pranayama is one type of yoga; on regular practice it causes feeling of freshness, energy and lightness of body and mind.
Aim and Objectives: The study was designed to assess the beneficial effects of Nadisudhi pranayama on reaction time.
Materials and Methods: 60 young healthy subjects in the age group of 17-24 years were selected for the study. They received Nadisudhi pranayama training of 6 days a week for 6 weeks. Auditory reaction time & visual reaction time were recorded before and after 6 weeks of training.
Results: Results were analyzed by using paired ‘t’ test. There was significant decrease in auditory& visual reaction time after practice of Nadisudhi pranayama which signify a more alert state as well as improved central neural processing in Nadisudhi pranayama trained persons.
Conclusion: Nadisudhi pranayama is effective in decrease the reaction time. So Nadisudhi pranayama training may be beneficial to reduce the stress and improve the concentration.

Keywords: Nadisudhi pranayama, Auditory reaction time, Visual reaction time.

Doi : 10.18231/2394-2126.2018.0113

How to cite : Sivagami G, Bhutkar M V, Beneficial effects of Nadisudhi pranayama on reaction time. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2018;5(4):488-490

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