"Effect of Yoga training on Bio-energy dynamics with reference to Bioelectrical Impedance and Tridosha in Dominant Nostril Breathing Types-A pilot study"

Dattatraya Kulkarni, Suchitra Doddoli, Ranjit Bhogal
2015 International Journal of Innovative and Applied Research   unpublished
..................................................................................................................... Abstract: Yoga and Ayurveda are the traditional sciences, aims to balance body-mind functions. The study objective was to evaluate the effect of yoga practice in modulating tridosha assessed by Nadipariksha (NP) and bioelectrical impedance (Z) towards balanced bio-energy dynamics among three Nostril Dominance (ND) breathing types. The Z measure at cellular level could be an
more » ... el could be an alternate to the limitation of NP outcome reliability. This was a self as control study conducted on residential yoga college students (N=23) of both genders aged 18-45 years (26.2 ±6.1), grouped as; Right Nostril Dominance (RND) (n 1 =7), Left Nostril Dominance (LND) (n 2 =9) and Equal Nostril Dominance (END) (n 3 =7). The Z was measured by Body Composition Analyzer (Maltron Bioscan-907 UK) instrument and the dominant pulse of tridosha was assessed by physician through NP as per Ayurvedic texts, before and after 12 weeks of yoga training. The between group data analysis was done using statistical software Graph Pad InStat 3.06 version. The results of study revealed: a) RND subjects:-Significant decrease in Z (P <0.004) and moderate decrease of Pitta (P), infers reduction in higher baseline energy expenditure (EE). b) END subjects:-Significant decrease in Z (P <0.003), but dosha combinations remain unchanged reflects balanced EE and energy storage (ES). c) LND subjects:-Non-significant change in Z (P >0.08) with a mild enhancement in P reflects slight enhanced EE and higher ES, which suggests need of prolonged duration of yoga practice. Study concludes that yoga practice modulates tridosha and Z in three ND breathing types towards balanced bio-energy dynamics and homeostasis.
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