EFFECT OF SUDARSHAN KRIYA YOGA ON AUDITORY AND VISUAL REACTION TIME IN MEDICAL STUDENTS
Keywords:Auditory reaction time, Visual reaction time, Sudarshan kriya yoga, Medical student
Background: Yoga was found to cause a better improvement in the health of the individuals with and without ailments. Audio-visual reaction time is important indicator in cause better improvement in reaction time. Hence, this study intended to show its utility as a short course for improving the reaction time.
Aim and objective : To find out effect of Sudarshankriya yoga on audio-visual reaction time in medical students by recording the audio-visual reaction time in medical students before & after Sudarshan kriya yoga practical for one month.
Material and Methods: The present study was conducted on 60 practical students, who came voluntarily as subjects for the project. Their age ranged between 18 to 20 years. Audio-visual reaction time measured by apparatus designed by Anand Agencies Pune.
Results: In present study there was significant (p<0.001) decrease in visual reaction time (from 270. 21 +/- 6.20 to 224.81 +/- 5.76 millisecond) as well as auditory RT (from 194.18 +/- 6.00 to 157.33 + / - 4.85 millisecond).
Conclusion: A short course of Sudarshan kriya yoga has a beneficial effect on the audio-visual reaction time & used as a tool for improving the reaction time.
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