International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 7, Part H (2017)
Effect of “Sudarshan Kriya” on serum cortisol level before terminal examination in undergraduate medical students
Sudarshan Kriya is a yogic exercise to maintain healthy and stressful life. It plays important role in increasing peaceful and well-maintained healthy life. We examined the effect of Sudarshan Kriya on cortisol level to compare level of stress in study and control group.
62 volunteers (40 male, 22 female) subjected to yogic exercise for six consecutive month from January to June 2016. They were instructed to perform Sudarshan Kriya.
They were performing yogic exercise at Moti Lal Nehru medical college campus at 6 a.m in the morning for 30 minutes. Parameters such as Pulse rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate were measured along with cortisol level at predetermined intervals. Data analysis shows that level of cortisol is lower (14.47 ± 2.95) in study group than control group (23.95 ± 2.95) in morning sample before terminal examination. So Sudarshan Kriya is stress realsing exercise reduce stress in study group
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sonu Kumar, Dr. Rb Kamal And Dr. Kavita Chawala. Effect of “Sudarshan Kriya” on serum cortisol level before terminal examination in undergraduate medical students. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(7):533-535.