Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2017)
Impact of 6 weeks training of anulom vilom pranayama with meditation by having controlled diet on mental health, blood pressure and blood glucose in healthy volunteers
Author(s): Dinkar Malik
Abstract: Yoga is national heritage of India. Pranayama (breathing exercises) has been practiced in India for more than several centuries. Pranayama is the regulation of breath or control of prana which is the stoppage of inhalation and exhalation, which follows after securing that steadiness of posture or seat, Asana. It is spreading all over the world due to its benefits on structural and functional aspects of all tissues in the body, specifically on cardio-respiratory system. Keeping this in view, the present study designed to determine whether Anulom Vilom Pranayama with meditation having controlled diet has immediate effect on Mental Health, Blood Pressure, and Blood Glucose. The aim of our study is to find out the beneficial effects of 6 weeks of Anulom Vilom Pranayama training on healthy volunteers. Present study was conducted in Department of Chemistry, M. S. College, Saharanpur on 40 healthy volunteers of both genders. Currently, there is not enough research to provide evidence to show the structural and functional changes that may take place in the central nervous system by practicing pranayama. So it is worthwhile to examine the effect of Anulom Vilom Pranayama and study its impact on human behavior and health. Our study suggests that Pranayama regenerates the dead cells which develop the power of self-healing within ourselves and it provides deep relaxation to the body and mind, Strengthens the nervous system and respiratory system, Improves concentration and relieves stress, depression and hypertension. In addition regular practice of Anulom Vilom Pranayama with meditation having controlled diet could get better control over the heart. This study will help to create awareness among the citizens to understand the importance of yogic training.