Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani

Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Pondicherry, India


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    A Comparative Study of the Differential Effects of Short Term Asana and Pranayama Training on Reaction Time
    Author(s): Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani*, Meena Ramanathan, Dayanidy G, Madanmohan Trakroo and Renuka K

    Background: Numerous studies have reported long and short term effects of Yoga training on reaction time (RT), but few have evaluated differential effects of training in asana and pranayama. Hence the present study was done to elucidate effects of such differential training on RT in health professions students attending Yoga training. Materials: 134 healthy young adults studying BSc Nursing at KGNC were recruited for the study and informed consent obtained from them. 89 from 1st year were randomly divided into two groups and 44 of them received one week of training in asana while 45 received parallel training in pranayama. 45 control subjects were recruited from 2nd year that didn’t receive Yoga training but were coming to CYTER for clinical posting. Auditory and visual RT (ART and VRT) were measured before and after.. Read More»

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