The Effect of Yoga module on Hypertensive Pregnant Woman - A Pilot study
Keywords:Yoga, Hypertensive Pregnant Woman, Gestational hypertension
Background: Yoga is an ancient science of life which provide holistic approach to the health. Its analytical approach is depending on the signs and symptoms present in the patients. As Pregnancy induced hypertension is the instrumental disease, there is no direct reference of it in Ayurveda and yoga. But there are many references in ancient texts about hemodynamic system including Hridaya, Dhamani, Shira etc which are commonly affected by the high blood pressure. Aim and objective: To assess the role of specific Yoga module in the management of gestational hypertension. Materials and Methods: For the present study total 15 patients were selected and Yoga module was advised to the diagnosed hypertensive pregnant woman for 5 days a week for 8 weeks and assessment was done after completion of Yoga module. Results: In pregnant women, after applying t test, statistically highly significant result P>0.001 were found in Systolic, Diastolic blood pressure and pulse rate after Yoga Module therapy. Conclusion: Yoga helps to improve physical, mental, and spiritual health. Yoga improves the cardiovascular system, immune system, and quality and length of sleep. Yoga regulates five types of Vata which helps to maintains circulation and metabolism in body, by reliving stress yogic procedure reduce the systolic and diastolic BP.
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