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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2018, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A

Effect of pranayama on respiratory functions in agriculture polytechnic students of Prof. Jayashankar Telangana state agriculture university


Author(s): Karne Nagireddy and Devanand P

Abstract: Pranayama Improved lung functions in numerous Studies. Yoga involves isometric contraction and improves skeletal muscle strength. Yoga training improves the strength of expiratory as well as inspiratory muscles. The present study is planned to find the effect of pranayama on pulmonary functions in Agriculture polytechnic students. Pranayama helps in bringing the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system into harmony. Through breathing we can influence the nervous system. Pranayama may allow bronchi dilatation by correcting abnormal breathing patterns & reducing muscle tone of respiratory muscles Yoga training improves the strength of expiratory as well as inspiratory muscles. Bhastrika Pranayama is a bellows type breathing in which one breath forcefully and rapidly and thus, exercises inspiratory as well as expiratory muscles. In breathing exercises like Kapalbhati, short powerful strokes of exhalation in quick succession with contraction of abdominal and diaphragmatic muscles train the subject to make full use of diaphragm and abdominal muscles in breathing.

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How to cite this article:
Karne Nagireddy and Devanand P. Effect of pranayama on respiratory functions in agriculture polytechnic students of Prof. Jayashankar Telangana state agriculture university. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2018; 5(2): 26-27.
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