Effect of Kapalabhati on blood urea, creatinine and tyrosine

Author: Desai BP//Gharote ML
Scientific Research Dept., Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla
Conference/Journal: Act Nerv Super (Praha)
Date published: 1990
Other: Volume ID: 32 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 95-8 , Word Count: 74

The present study conducted on twelve normal healthy male subjects showed decrease in blood urea, increase in creatinine and tyrosine after one minute of Kapalabhati, a fast-breathing technique of Hatha Yoga (120 respiratory strokes (min.). From biochemical point of view the practice of Kapalabhati seems to promote decarboxylation and oxidation mechanisms due to which quieting of respiratory centres is achieved, which is also the prerequisite for the practice of Pranayama, another important technique of Yoga.