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Indian J Med Sci. 1993 Oct;47(10):235-8.

Physiological changes in sports teachers following 3 months of training in Yoga.

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  • 1Vivekananda Kendra Yoga Research Foundation, Chamarajpet, Bangalore, India.

Abstract

1. This report shows that in a group of 40 physical education teachers who already had an average of 8.9 years physical training, 3 months of yogic training produced significant improvement in general health (in terms of body weight and BP reduction and improved lung functions). 2. There was also evidence of decreased autonomic arousal and more of psychophysiological relaxation (heart rate and respiratory rate reduction), and improved somatic steadiness (decreased errors in the steadiness test). 3. The changes at the end of 3 months in volar GSR in different directions (increase/decrease/no change), depending on the initial values, suggests that practising yoga may help to bring about a balance in different autonomic functions, so that functioning is optimised.

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