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Energy expenditure and ventilatory responses during Siddhasana--a yogic seated posture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8132240     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reports of energy expenditure and ventilatory responses to yogic seated posture of Siddhasana are lacking in literature. Various cardio-ventilatory responses were studied in states of the horizontal supine, chair-sitting and Siddhasana. It was observed that sitting in Siddhasana posture was characterised by greater minute ventilation, larger tidal volume, higher oxygen consumption, greater CO2 elimination, higher heart frequency greater oxygen pulse and lesser as compared with other two postures. These observations suggest that Siddhasana is a mild type of exercise and may have its application in conditions of low cardio-respiratory reserves especially in individuals in whom heavy exercises are contra-indicated.
L Rai; K Ram; U Kant; S K Madan; S K Sharma
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of physiology and pharmacology     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0019-5499     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J. Physiol. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:  1994 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-04-18     Completed Date:  1994-04-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374707     Medline TA:  Indian J Physiol Pharmacol     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Central Research Institute for Yoga, New Delhi.
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MeSH Terms
Energy Metabolism / physiology*
Hemodynamics / physiology
Oxygen Consumption / physiology
Posture / physiology
Pulmonary Gas Exchange / physiology
Respiration / physiology*
Respiratory Function Tests
Supine Position / physiology

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