Abstract— Efficiency of short term Yoga practice on Pulmonary Function Tests in Healthy Young Females : A Randomized Control Trial. During recent years, a bit attention is given toward holistic therapy along with allopathic medicine in comprehensive care. The present study was undertaken to assess the effects of yogic practice on few pulmonary functions. Ninety healthy young female of age group 17-25 yrs subjects were selected for this study after excluding pregnant and chronic diseased females. These 90 females were randomized through chit box method into two groups i.e. one group was instructed for doing yogic practice daily for about one hour for 6 weeks and other one was called upon after six week after recording desired information. The PFT observations were recorded by RMS HELIOS 701, in the form of FVC, FEV-l and PEFR on day-1 and at the end of 6 weeks in both the group. There was significant increase in FVC, FEV-l, FEV1/FVC and PEFR at the end of 6 weeks was found in females of group doing yogic exercise than who had not done exercises. So exercises should be promoted to increase lung capacity especially in asthmatic cases and cases with other lung diseases.
Key words: Yogic exercises, Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs), Forced Vital Capacity (FVC), Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) and Forced Expiratory Volume (FEV1)
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