Yoga; And Breathe ...

Yoga; And Breathe ...

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An article published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine has reviewed all the research on the effects of Yoga on Pulmonary Function in Healthy Individuals.

The researchers from the Department of Health and Human Performance, Texas State University, found that Yoga improved pulmonary function, in all 8 out of 9 studies.

The (8 out of 9) studies found that Yoga had a positive effect on inspiratory and expiratory pressure, maximum voluntary ventilation, forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in 1 second, and peak expiratory flow rate. They found that pulmonary function appears to improve with a minimum of 10 weeks of regular yoga practice.

http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/acm.2011.0516

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