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April 27, 2015
EFFECTS OF 8-WEEK NADI-SHODHANA PRANAYAMA TRAINING ON
The 8-week pranayama training programme had significant effect on heart rate, vital
capacity and blood pressure. Thus, such training may be recommended to improve physical and
physiological fitness-based performance. The positive results found in the present study might
apply to sports persons to improve physiological efficiency. A few minutes practice daily may
help in maintain healthy life. The daily practice could also be parts of physical fitness and life
style modification programs in maintaining better physical and mental health.
These data indicate that Pranayama significantly reduces the indices of ventricular repolarization dispersion in patients with arrhythmia. Further studies are needed to evaluate how effectively this reduction in ventricular repolarization dispersion decreases the risk of malignant ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death in patients with arrhythmia.
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