International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part J (2016)
Changes on the Catalase Antioxidant System in Response to Pranayma Practices
Dr. S. Manikandan
The present research has been under taken to serve a link in the chain of the ongoing research in this newly developed inter disciplinary sports science-physio psychic sports. Pranayama is the control of the prana and vital forces of the body. It is the regulation of breath. Catalase is a heme protein, catalysing the removal of H2O2. This enzyme occurs in almost all animal tissues, highest activity being found in liver and red blood cells. Catalase is an enzymatic antioxidant, which forms first line of defence against reactive oxygen species (ROS). The purpose of study was to examine the effect of pranayamic training on catalase affiliated to exercise induced oxidative stress. It also envisages the effects of training i.e., whether any kind of adaptation occurs due to regular training on the selected variable. The experimental design used for this study was random group design. In this study, 20 subjects were randomly divided into two groups, one experimental group and one control group were also allotted randomly. Catalase activity increased significantly after acute exercise in after training situation. Pranayamic Training resulted in elevating the resting state catalase activity of experimental group.
How to cite this article:
Dr. S. Manikandan. Changes on the Catalase Antioxidant System in Response to Pranayma Practices. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(1): 666-667.