Pranayama has been described to be beneficial in treating a range of stress related disorders, enlightening autonomic functions, dismissing symptoms of asthma, stuttering and reducing signs of oxidative stress. The aim of the present study was to explore whether regular practice of Bhramari Pranayama for 3 months can decrease the cardio-vascular hyper-reactivity induced by cold pressor test. Paroxysmal Gamma brain waves produced during the Bhramari Pranayama which are connected with positive thought, feeling of happiness and acts as natural antidepressant. Lots of diseases occur due to stress in a modern society. Hypertension is one of the commonest stress-induced cardiovascular disorder, posing a major public health task to population in socioeconomic and epidemiological transition. Relief of stress and regular aerobic exercise are engaged as general non drug therapeutic interference in all patients with hypertension. (Gaurav Jain, NEffect of Bhramari Pranayama on Volunteers Having Cardiovascular Hyper-reactivity to Cold Pressor Test)
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