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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 168-172
Role of mind–Body intervention on lipid profile: A cross-sectional study

1 Department of Biotechnology, Panjab University; Department of Neurology, Neurosciences Research Lab, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 CCRYN Collaborative Centre for Mind Body Intervention through Yoga, PGIMER; S-VYASA University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 S-VYASA University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Physical Education, Panjab University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
5 Dev Samaj College of Education, Panjab University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
6 Government Medical College Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
7 Department of Biophysics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 5S-VYASA University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Akshay Anand
Department of Neurology, Neuroscience Research Lab, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Sector - 12, Chandigarh – 160012
R Nagarathna
Medical Director, Arogyadhama Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation (SVYASA), Bengaluru
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DOI: 10.4103/ijoy.IJOY_51_20

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Background: Yoga is a combination of physical-breathing and meditative techniques that assist in the unification of the mind–body, which improves the quality of life. It was shown that long-term Yoga practitioners had superior control over respiratory rate, reduced stress and anxiety, and a better-controlled lipid profile. Purpose: We aimed to investigate the lipid profile of long-term yoga practitioners who were practicing yoga for more than 1 year in comparison with the nonyoga group. Methods: A nationwide survey was conducted in which the long-term yoga practitioners (n = 76) and nonyoga practitioners (n = 80) were recruited for assessment for the lipid parameters. Results: The mean (standard deviation) values of both groups were within normal range with serum cholesterol at 189.715 ± 20.4 and 180.88 ± 29.7 and triglycerides at 216.72 ± 92.5 and 207.665 ± 88.3, low-density lipoprotein at 126.65 ± 18.5 and 120.775 ± 26.5, and high-density lipoprotein at 47.17 ± 6.6 and 44.99 ± 7.0, respectively, in yoga and no-yoga groups. Conclusion: The lipid profile values were similar in yoga and nonyoga practitioners in the 2017 survey.

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