Volume : VII, Issue : I, January - 2018

A Pilot Study on the Metabolic effects of short-term ShivYog Shambhavi Meditation practice

Dr. Lal. D. V. Nair, Dr Sharada K, Dr. Sailakshmi Balijepalli

Abstract :

 

Objective:

 

To study the short–term effects of ShivYog Shambhavi intervention program on various metabolic and biochemical parameters.

Methods and Materials:

 

Two seven–day ShivYog Shambhavi seminars were conducted in which participants were randomly recruited for this study. ShivYog Shambhavi program includes guided deep meditation and specific eathing exercises, conducted by Dr.Avdhoot Shivanand. All participants underwent assessment of their metabolic and biochemical parameters before and after Shambhavi seminar.

 

Results:

 

A total of 52 participants underwent the study, including 31males and 19 females, with mean age of 54.8 (45.2 – 64.3) years. Following ShivYog Shambhavi intervention over a follow–up of 1 week in one seminar & one month in the other, significant improvements were seen in unhealthy weight, blood glucose, and serum uric acid levels. There was a trend towards improvement in Hb, serum total cholesterol and LDL levels.

 

Conclusions:

 

This study demonstrates beneficial physiological and metabolic effects of short term ShivYog Shambhavi meditative practice.

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Dr. Lal. D. V. Nair, Dr Sharada K, Dr. Sailakshmi Balijepalli, A Pilot Study on the Metabolic effects of short-term ShivYog Shambhavi Meditation practice, PARIPEX‾INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH : Volume-7 | Issue-1 | January-2018


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