Yoga-Body Therapy Case Study

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RESULTS The variables of Yoga Group & the Yoga-Music Group were compared based on the Pre-data & found to be matched at the baseline. Except SBP of the Yoga Group all other variables were normally distributed. The results show that the Yoga Group’s Pulse Rate has significantly decreased from 77.33±7.75 to 70.44±6.06 (<0.001). In the Yoga-Music Group, the PR has significantly decreased from 75.33±5.83 to 66.44±5.81. The SBP has significantly decreased from 133.33±9.85 to 126.89±10.54. The DBP has significantly decreased from 87.78±9.87 to 83.33±10. The between group results have showed that the difference between the PR, SBP & DBP of the Yoga Group and the Yoga-Music Group were not significant, the p-values being 0.17, 0.50 & 0.69 respectively.…show more content…
Astin defined Mind-body medicine as “a variety of techniques designed to facilitate the mind’s capacity to affect bodily functions and symptoms”. Spencer and Jacobs definition for Mind-body therapy is “a group of therapies that emphasizes using the mind or brain in conjunction with the body to assist the healing process.” According to the Top-Down mechanism the mental processing can initiate activities at the level of cerebral cortex (Craig) As the parasympathetic nervous system activation decreases the pulse rate, it can be said that in both the Yoga & yoga-music group the significant decrease in PR indicates activation of parasympathetic nervous system. Moreover, in Yoga-music the parasympathetic activity was more as seen from the highest effect size of PR in the above mentioned group. The Stress Model of Hypertension:- Stress & tension stimulates the Emotional Cortex, i.e. Limbic System, which reacts to emotions such as- anger, fear, and tension. This in turn activates the Hypothalamus, which controls the Autonomic Nervous system (ANS). The ANS regulates all the involuntary activities of the body, such as- heart, intestine stomach, blood vessels etc. The ANS has two…show more content…
And one of the physiological reactions of SNS activation is constrictions of the blood vessels, that leads to Hypertension. The Top Bottom Mechanism Model of Music Therapy:- The factors that contribute to the SNS Activation & Blood vessels constriction are Stress- anger, fear & other negative emotions (Stress Model). Äyurvedä says that Hypertension is caused by Pitta imbalance in the body levels & anger is the psychological manifestations of Pitta imbalance (Nagrajan, Srinivasan, & Nagendra, 2014). The SNS activation is controlled by the Limbic System which also processes emotion. The processing of music also takes place in Limbic System. According to the Sämänya viçeña siddhänta - the similar factors or rasas leads to Augmentation of a rasa. And the dissimilar factors or rasa reduces it. (Loon, 1981). Calmness or çänta rasa is the opposite rasa for Anger. The rägä which induces çänta rasa have been used in the study to reduce Anger and pitta which in turn can reduce Blood Pressure. CONCLUSION Although the between group analysis did not show significant difference between the yoga & yoga-music group, the qualitative responses of the participants reveal that the feeling of calmness & positive emotions were felt more after the yoga-music

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