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NJBMS - Volume 3, Issue 2, October - December 2012

Pages: 119-122

EFFECT OF SIX WEEKS YOGASANA TRAINING ON HEMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS AND LIPID PROFILE

Author: KARPOOR CHANDRASHEKHAR

Category: Physiology

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Abstract:

Objective: To study the effect of six weeks Yogasana training on RBC Count, WBC count, Platelet count, Differential Leucocyte count, Blood Indices and Lipid profile in normal healthy individuals.

Material And Methods: 34 volunteer subjects [15 males and 19 females] attending Pattanjali Yoga Training Institute at M.E.S High school, Davangere were selected for study. Subjects were in the age group of 20-60 years. Training sessions were held regularly for about 6 weeks. Hematological parameters like Hb %, RBC Count, W.B.C Count, Platelet count, Differential count and blood indices were determined by Improved Version of automated hematology auto-analyzer Swelab alfa- Sweden. For this Hemogram study, 5 ml of blood was collected in EDTA Vial under aseptic precautions. Lipid profile were assessed by Elisa Kit methods.

Results: There was significant increase of Hb % , Mean corpuscular volume (MCV), Mean corpuscular Hemoglobin concentration (MCHC), Mean corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH). R.B.C Count and Platelet count though increased was not statistically significant. There was decrease in Total Leucocyte count [TLC].Differential Leucocyte count showed decrease in all types of W.B.C except Neutrophils which was statistically increased after training course. Serum triglycerides (ST), Very low density lipoproteins (VLDL), LDL/HDL ratio, TC/HDL and S.C/HDL ratios were significantly decreased in subjects after undergoing yoga training course. High density lipoproteins (HDL) was significantly increased after training course thus depicting the beneficial effect of Yogasana on above parameters for a short duration of six weeks.

Keywords: Yoga-asanas, Blood parameters, Lipid profile

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