Definition of a Yoga Breathing (Pranayama) Protocol That Improves Lung Function
Holistic Nursing Practice
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2019
Source ID: shanti-sources-85511
Collection: Contemplative Practices and Breath Research
Abstract: This study tests the hypothesis that yoga breathing (pranayama) improves lung function in healthy volunteers during a 6-week protocol. A randomized controlled pilot study demonstrated an improvement in peak expiratory flow rate and forced expiratory volume. The easy-to-learn approach can be translated to the inpatient and outpatient settings.