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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 2, Issue 9, Part L (2016)

Effect of sudarshan kriya yoga on insomnia

Dr. Chandrakanta Mishra and Dr. Archana Mishra
Introduction: Sleep disorder has high prevalence in geriatric age group. Chronic insomnia is best managed using non-drug strategies, Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) is a powerful rhythmic breathing technique that balances the autonomic nervous system and influences psychophysiological disorders. Due to paucity of literature, the effect of practice of Sudarshan Kriya yoga on hypertensive patient of geriatric age group was undertaken in this study.
Material and Methods: 155 subjects of geriatric hypertensives attending Cardiology OPD of SCB Medical College were inducted into the study by informed consent. They were taught Sudarshan Kriya and given practice sessions till 40 days over and above routine therapy. Their sleep score pre and post intervention were assessed and statistically analysed.
Result: There was consistent decline in sleep score in all categories. Compliance and acceptance were cent percent.
Pages: 878-879  |  84 Views  2 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Chandrakanta Mishra, Dr. Archana Mishra. Effect of sudarshan kriya yoga on insomnia. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(9):878-879.
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