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Effect of Suryanamaskar Practice on Skin Microbiome in Healthy Individuals–An Exploratory Clinical Study


A Krishma* and Sanjeev S Tonni Reader

Introduction: Suryanamaskar is a collection of twelve asanas that can be done systematically. Every cell in the body is revitalized and regenerated when Suryanamaskar is practiced. Yoga, in particular, is a better way to modify lifestyle where it can heal our microbiome through stress reduction, gentle exercise and in aiding digestion. As a gentle exercise practice, Suryanamaskar has the potential to support a flourishing and diverse microbiome.

Aim: To assess the role of Suryanamaskar practice in human skin microbiome.

Objectives of the study: To study the effect of Suryanamaskar practice on human Skin Microbiome in apparently healthy individuals. To compare the difference in human microbiome between practitioners and non-practitioners of Suryanamaskar in apparently healthy individuals.

Materials and Methods: 20 Male healthy individuals in the age group of 20-40 years were randomly divided into two groups of 20 each. Group-A received 2 months practice of Suryanamaskar while Group-B not at all practicing Suryanamaskar.

Results: Practice of Suryanamskar produced an increase in the skin microbiome diversity in the Group-A as compared to Group-B. Discussion: The overall effect on health assessment criteria shows good results in the Group-A. Skin microbiome richness and diversity increased in Group-A as compare to Group-B.

Conclusion: The present study shows practice of Suryanamaskar has positive benefits as evidenced by improvement of skin microbiomes in healthy individuals.

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