Pre-post Case Study of the Psycho Physiological Effects of Ujjayi Breathing on Covid-19 and Hypothyroidism
Rashmi A Bapat* and Tanvi Londhe
Assistant Professor, S-vyasa Yoga University, Bangalore, India
*Corresponding Author: Rashmi A Bapat, Assistant Professor, S-vyasa Yoga University, Bangalore, India.
September 13, 2021; Published: September 23, 2021
63 participants from Maharashtra, Pune, India between 18 to 70 years of age participated in the intervention group, while 49 were in the control group. In the experimental group, there were four participants diagnosed with covid-19 and five more diagnosed with hypothyroid ailments. A 40-day online intervention was conducted for the intervention group as 25-minute daily sessions of AUM chanting and Ujjayi breathing. Questionnaires about psychological health parameters were answered by both groups before and after the intervention. Participants also recorded their pulse rate and respiratory rate before and after the intervention. A highly significant effect of Ujjayi breathing was observed on perceived stress, anxiety, pulse and respiratory score for intervention group, when compared with the control group. Overall quality of life showed less significant impact.
Keywords: Ujjayi breathing; Covid-19; Hypothyroidism
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