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American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2016, 4(1), 6-12
DOI: 10.12691/ajssm-4-1-2
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An Empirical Study of Kapalbhati Pranayama on Respiratory Parameters of University Level Girls

Baljinder Singh Bal1,

1Department of Physical Education (T), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India

Pub. Date: January 25, 2016

Cite this paper:
Baljinder Singh Bal. An Empirical Study of Kapalbhati Pranayama on Respiratory Parameters of University Level Girls. American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2016; 4(1):6-12. doi: 10.12691/ajssm-4-1-2

Abstract

The objective of this study is to determine the effects of kapalbhati pranayama on respiratory parameters. The study was conducted on 50 university level girls of Department of Physical Education (T), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar between the age group of 21-26 years (Mean ± SD: age 22.04 ± 1.63 yrs, height 5.41 ± 0.14 ft, body mass 60.88 ± 3.04 k). The subjects from experimental group were subjected to a 4-week training of kapalbhati pranayama. Student t test for paired samples was utilized to compare the means of the pre-test and the post-test. Significant differences were found in Tidal Volume (VT), Expiratory Reserve Volume (ERV), Vital Capacity (VC) and Inspiratory Capacity (IC) in experimental group and insignificant between-group differences were noted in Inspiratory Reserve Volume (IRV) of university level girls. The result further indicates that no significant changes over that 4- week period were noted in the control group.

Keywords:
Kapalbhati Pranayama Tidal Volume (VT) Expiratory Reserve Volume (ERV) Inspiratory Reserve Volume (IRV) Vital Capacity (VC) and Inspiratory Capacity (IC)

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