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Effect of Balasana on cardiac parameters among healthy medical students

Jabir P K, Sadananda B, Das K S.

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Background: Among many professional courses, MBBS found to be difficult to complete, where students are busy with studies throughout the course. They have less chances of relaxation. Sage Patanjali explained two limbs of Ashtanga yoga, Asanas, and Pranayama that integrate individualís mind and body. Effects of yoga practice include low blood pressure and heart rate, boost circulation and muscle tone. Introduction of stress relieving programs already started in many medical colleges worldwide. In yoga, there are a set of postures to do. If medical students are asked to do whole Asanas, it will be inconvenient for them to practice every day due to paucity of time. The present study focuses exclusively on one Asana that can be incorporated as a day-to-day activity in medical studentís busy schedule. Balasana is a simple relaxation position. Combined with proper regulation of breath balasana is supposed to soothe the mind.

Aims and Objectives: To study effect of balasana on cardiac parameters among healthy medical students. To compare the effect of balasana among study and control groups.

Materials and Methods: Study included 100 medical students, who were selected by volunteer participation and divided into study group (those who do only balasana) and control group (those who lead sedentary life without doing any Asanas). Cardiac parameters such as blood pressure and pulse rate were measured.

Results: It was found that there is a significant decrease in cardiovascular parameters such as pulse rate, systolic blood pressure, and diastolic blood pressure.

Conclusion: Results of our study showed that there is a significant reduction in cardiovascular parameters among the balasana group.

Key words: Yoga; Balasana; Cardiac Parameters; Pulse Rate; Systolic Blood Pressure; Diastolic Blood Pressure


 
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K JP, B S, S DK. Effect of Balasana on cardiac parameters among healthy medical students. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2017; 7(12): 1342-1346. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0831518082017


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K JP, B S, S DK. Effect of Balasana on cardiac parameters among healthy medical students. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2017; 7(12): 1342-1346. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0831518082017



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K JP, B S, S DK. Effect of Balasana on cardiac parameters among healthy medical students. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2017), [cited December 18, 2017]; 7(12): 1342-1346. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0831518082017



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K, J. P., B, S. & S, D. K. (2017) Effect of Balasana on cardiac parameters among healthy medical students. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 7 (12), 1342-1346. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0831518082017



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K, Jabir P, Sadananda B, and Das K S. 2017. Effect of Balasana on cardiac parameters among healthy medical students. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 7 (12), 1342-1346. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0831518082017



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K, Jabir P, Sadananda B, and Das K S. "Effect of Balasana on cardiac parameters among healthy medical students." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 7 (2017), 1342-1346. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0831518082017



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K, Jabir P, Sadananda B, and Das K S. "Effect of Balasana on cardiac parameters among healthy medical students." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 7.12 (2017), 1342-1346. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0831518082017



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K, J. P., B, S. & S, D. K. (2017) Effect of Balasana on cardiac parameters among healthy medical students. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 7 (12), 1342-1346. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.0831518082017



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