Effect of Pranayama and Brisk Walking Practices on Maximum Voluntary Ventilation (MVC) among Sedentary Women

Dr. V.Duraisami
Yoga is one of the six orthodox systems of Indian philosophy. Yoga is the union of the jivatma with the
paramathma. It was collated, coordinated and systematized by Patanjali in his classical work, the Yoga Sutras, which
consists of 195 terse aphorisms in which it is stated that yoga is a state where all activities of the mind are channelized in
one direction; or the mind is free from distractions. The purpose of the present study is to find out the effect of pranayama
and brisk walking practices on maximum voluntary ventilation (MVC) among sedentary women. The study is conducted on
45 sedentary women in totally three groups, namely, experimental group – I & II and Control Group, each group consisted
of 15 sedentary women . They underwent eight weeks of practice in Pranayama and brisk walking practices of both the
experimental groups whereas the control group do not undergo any type of training. Maximum voluntary ventilation
(MVC) are measured before and after using the Wet Spiro meter. The Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) analyzes the data
and it is concluded that the Pranayama and brisk walking practices have a significant of (P < 0.05). Keywords: Sedentary women, Pranayama and brisk walking practice






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