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Cardiorespiratory and endocrine mechanisms behind the effectiveness of pranayama

Ganesan, RA (2020) Cardiorespiratory and endocrine mechanisms behind the effectiveness of pranayama. [Book Chapter]

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-3254-6.ch003


The benefits of pranayama for positive health are well known. Even though there are many studies published on the effectiveness of pranayama, there are very few papers that actually have systematically studied the physiological mechanisms involved, causing the benefits of pranayama, especially with respect to the cardiac function. This chapter attempts to have a detailed look at the physiology behind deep breathing. The chapter also conjectures that voluntary, deep breathing with attention may have a role to play in faster recovery from surgeries and prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and maybe even cancer. Extended, carefully controlled, and detailed studies are needed to prove or disprove these conjectures. © 2021 by IGI Global. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publication: Handbook of Research on Evidence-Based Perspectives on the Psychophysiology of Yoga and Its Applications
Publisher: IGI Global
Additional Information: Copyright to this article belongs to IGI Global
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2021 07:31
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2021 07:31
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/67887

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