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Dr. Iqbal Khan Goury* and Dr. Yuvraj Singh Khangarot


Background: The present study was main aimed to find out the effect of Preksha Meditation (PM) and Yogic lifestyle Intervention on Hypertensive patients. Essential hypertension is the one of lifestyle disorder which is spreading year by year and becoming more severe than before. One of them essential hypertension is most common due to stressful competitive, irregular lifestyle. World data about the prevalence of hypertension suggested that by the year 2025, the load of hypertension patients will increase to around 1 billion to 1.56 billion. Non communicable diseases (NCDs) main four cause is tobacco, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, harmful use of alcohol. Aim: Aim of the present study is to evaluate the effect of four month yoga practice on reversing hypertension through PM and Yogic lifestyle. Materials and Methods: The present study was conducted to determine the effect of Preksha Meditation (PM) and Yogic lifestyle modules on 30 participants (Experimental Group/EG) whereas the results were compared with 30 subject of control group (CG). We examined the effects of yoga on physiological parameter in a four month randomized study. Experimental group participants were practiced yoga for one hour daily six days in the week for four month in the morning. Yoga and PM done in supervision of expert yoga instructor. Blood pressure was studied before practice, two month and after four month of yoga practice. Results: Yoga practice causes decreased systolic blood pressure Mean ± SD (from 167.93 ± 13.64 to 136.67 ± 10.28 mmHg) and diastolic blood pressure Mean ± SD (from 93.87 ± 3.15 to 81.53 ± 2.39 mmHg) and p value is less than 0.001(p˂0.001). On the other hand, no significant changes were observed in hypertension of control group. Conclusion: This study concludes that yoga practice has potential to control hypertension without taking any medication.

Keywords: Hypertension, Anuloma viloma, Systolic blood pressure, Yogic lifestyle, Preksha Meditation, PM, Diastolic blood pressure.

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