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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

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 488

Article End Page : 490


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 No:-10.18231/2394-2126.2018.0113