Yoga and chemoreflex response to hypoxia and hypercapnia

Lucia Spicuzza, Alessandra Gabutti, Cesare Porta, Nicola Montano, Luciano Bernardi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1495-1496
Number of pages2
JournalLancet
Volume356
Issue number9240
Publication statusPublished - Oct 28 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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