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Santosh University Journal of Health Sciences


Left Nostril Breathing Modifies Reaction Time and Autonomic Activity of Heart


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Author Details: Varun Malhotra, Yogesh Tripathi, Seema Goel, Megha Kapoor, Arunima, Anil Kumar

Volume : 2

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2455-1732

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Article First Page : 9

Article End Page : 11


Abstract

Every activity requires a certain amount of concentration and no effective action may be performed without deep concentration. Chandranadi pranayama was analyzed scientifically in our study to assess its effect on reaction times and pulse rate. 
Material and Methods: Chandranadi Suddhi pranayama starts with closing the right nostril with the thumb of the right hand. This is followed by exhalation through left nostril and then inhaling through the same nostril. Visual reaction time and pulse rate was measured before and after the pranayama.
Results: Pulse rate and reaction times decreases significantly.
Discussion By calming the breath during pranayama, control of life-force or prana results. This helps to withdraw the currents from the senses, preventing disturbing sensations from reaching the brain, thus calming the mind.
Conclusion Several rounds of Chandranadi pranayama helps to decrease blood pressure especially in hypertensives. It helps to calm the restless mind and heart.

Key Words:
Pranayama Visual Reaction Time Pulse Rate