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Effects of Chandra-Nadi Pranayama on metabolic fitness and bone integrity


Baljinder Singh Bal
Department of Physical Education (T), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of Chandra-Nadi Pranayama on metabolic fitness (MetF) and bone integrity. Thirty eight, university level girls, aged between 21-26 years were selected. The subjects were purposively assigned into two groups: Group-A, Experimental (n 1 =19); Group-B, Control (n 2 =19). The subjects from Group-A were subjected of 4 weeks of Chandra-Nadi Pranayama. Student t test for paired samples was utilized to compare the means of the pre-test and the post-test. Based on the analysis of the results obtained, we conclude that the significant differences were found in metabolic fitness (i.e., Maximal Oxygen Consumption) at university level girls. Insignificant between-group differences were noted in blood lipid and blood glucose level, blood pressure and bone integrity.


Key words:

Chandra-Nadi Pranayama, metabolic fitness, bone integrity


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Effects of Chandra-Nadi Pranayama on metabolic fitness and bone integrity


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