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Thakur G.S.,Kaivalyadhama | Kulkarni D.D.,Kaivalyadhama | Pant G.,Kaivalyadhama
Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology | Year: 2011

The self-control study on thirty normal subjects of both genders (mean age 25.83±3.41 years) were taken in a self control study group and were tested for three types of Nostril breathing practices and Breath Awareness (BA) effects. Namely verbal recall performance of numerical data such as Digit Span Forward (DSF) and Digit Span Backward (DSB) as well associate learning memory function using Wechsler Memory Scale. The interventions included Right Nostril Breathing (RNB), Left Nostril Breathing (LNB), Alternate Nostril Breathing (ANB) and Breathe Awareness for duration of 30 minutes daily, four consecutive days. The Repeated Measure ANOVA analysis revealed a significant increase in both DSF and DSB recall performance due to RNB at P<0.001 level and increased DSB score due to ANB at P<0.014 level with a non- significant increase due to LNB suggests that the RNB facilitates both DSF and DBF recall performance. However, the LNB effect on left hemisphere helps to restore the memory function of right hemisphere. This study concludes that the RNB enhances numerical data retrieval mostly as a result of left brain activation. Source

Rajbhoj P.H.,Kaivalyadhama | Shete S.U.,Kaivalyadhama | Verma A.,Kaivalyadhama | Bhogal R.S.,Kaivalyadhama
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research | Year: 2015

Introduction: Inflammatory markers play a very important role in body’s defense mechanism. Pro-inflammatory markers and anti-inflammatory markers counterbalance each other. It is extremely essential for the body to maintain their balance for a good immune response.Objectives: To study the effect of yoga practices on selected pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokine among industrial workers.Materials and Methods: Forty eight male study participants, aged 30-58 years, were randomly divided into experimental (n=24) & control (n=24) groups. Pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-1β and anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 were evaluated at the baseline and at the end of 12 wk of yoga training in both the groups. During the experimental study, all the study participants continued with their daily lifestyle and diet. Data were analysed using paired t-test and independent t-test.Results: The result of within group comparison revealed that the yoga group showed a significant decrease in IL-1 β while significant increase in IL-10 (p < 0.05), whereas the control group revealed no change in IL-1 β (p > 0.05) and IL-10 (p > 0.05). Further, the results between the groups confirmed that the yoga group had significantly lower level of IL-1 β and increase in IL-10 as compared to control group (p < 0.05).Conclusion: The present study has demonstrated that yoga practices could reduce pro-inflammatory cytokine and increase anti-inflammatory cytokine in industrial workers. © 2015, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. All rights reserved. Source

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