Effect of Meditation on Respiratory SystemJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2014-05-15
Authors : R. Hara Gopal; B. Rajini;
Page : 1042-1043
Keywords : Meditation Raja Yoga vital capacity Tidal volume; Breathholding capacity Expiratory Pressure;
In this study respiratory functions of those practicing Raja Yoga Meditation (Short and Long term meditation) were compared with those of nonmeditators. Vital capacity, tidal volume, breath holding capacity and Expiratory pressure were significantly higher in short and Long term meditatorsthab nonmeditators more over long term meditators had significantly higher vital capacity and expiratory pressure than short term meditators. This shows that Raja Yoga meditation provides siginificant improvement in Respiratory functions.
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