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Effects of yoga training on exercise tolerance in adolescents with childhood asthma

Effects of yoga training on exercise tolerance in adolescents with childhood asthma
Journal of Asthma
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 1991
Pages: 437-442
Source ID: shanti-sources-21327
Abstract:

Forty six young asthmatics with a history of childhood asthma were admitted for yoga training. Effects of training on resting pulmonary functions, exercise capacity, and exercise-induced bronchial lability index were measured. Yoga training resulted in a significant increase in pulmonary function and exercise capacity. A follow-up study spanning two years showed a good response with reduced symptom score and drug requirements in these subjects. It is concluded that yoga training is beneficial for young asthmatics.

Subjects: 
Medical Research on Contemplative Practice