We tested whether chemoreflex sensitivity could be affected by the practice of yoga, and whether this is specifically because of a slow breathing rate obtained during yoga or as a general consequence of yoga. We found that slow breathing rate per se substantially reduced chemoreflex sensitivity, but long-term yoga practice was responsible for a generalised reduction in chemoreflex.

Yoga and chemoreflex response to hypoxia and hypercapnia

Spicuzza, Lucia;
2000-01-01

Abstract

We tested whether chemoreflex sensitivity could be affected by the practice of yoga, and whether this is specifically because of a slow breathing rate obtained during yoga or as a general consequence of yoga. We found that slow breathing rate per se substantially reduced chemoreflex sensitivity, but long-term yoga practice was responsible for a generalised reduction in chemoreflex.
Adult; Chemoreceptor Cells; Female; Humans; Hypercapnia; Hypoxia; Male; Reflex; Respiration; Respiratory Physiological Phenomena; Yoga; Medicine (all)
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