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A Comparative Study of Yoga Nidra and Nadisodhana Pranayam on Essential Hypertension

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The present study has been designed to find out the effects of Yoga Nidra and Nadi Sodhana Pranayam on Essential Hypertension. To achieve the very objective of the study a sample of 120 subjects from the district of Sambalpur (Odisha) were randomly selected. The age of the subjects vary from 21 years to 65 years. The subjects were divided in to 2 groups such as the Yoga Nidra Group (YNG) and the Nadi Sodhana Group (NSG). Each group contains 60 subjects. It is hypothesized that there is no significant difference between Yoga Nidra and Nadi Sodhana Pranayam on Essential Hypertension. The objective parameters such as systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, pulse rate, breath rate, body mass index (BMI) and subjective parameter Hamilton anxiety rating scale (HARS) in both groups. The YNG group was exposed to a regular yogic practice (Yoga Nidra) of 1 hour per day, in the morning time for a period of 4 weeks. The NSG group was exposed to Nadisodhana Pranayam for 30 minutes a period of 4 weeks. The pre and post recording of subjective and objective parameters for each subject before and after the training program for both groups was done. The result of the study reveals that the YNG showed a significant reduction in blood pressure (systolic and diastolic), pulse rate, breath rate, BMI and HARS (p < 0.05). However the NSG showed a significant reduction in breath rate (p < 0.05).
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 2016

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