International Journal of Yoga

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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


Priya Mehra1, Akshay Anand2, R Nagarathna4, Navneet Kaur3, Neeru Malik4, Amit Singh6, Viraaj Pannu5, Pramod Avti6, Suchitra Patil6, HR Nagendra8 
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 Department of Physical Education, Panjab University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
4 Dev Samaj College of Education, Panjab University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
5 Government Medical College Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
6 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
India
R Nagarathna
Medical Director, Arogyadhama Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation (SVYASA), Bengaluru
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Mehra P, Anand A, Nagarathna R, Kaur N, Malik N, Singh A, Pannu V, Avti P, Patil S, Nagendra H R. Role of mind–Body intervention on lipid profile: A cross-sectional study.Int J Yoga 2021;14:168-172


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Mehra P, Anand A, Nagarathna R, Kaur N, Malik N, Singh A, Pannu V, Avti P, Patil S, Nagendra H R. Role of mind–Body intervention on lipid profile: A cross-sectional study. Int J Yoga [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Aug 16 ];14:168-172
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