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dc.creatorMiles, Steven Charles, 1980-
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-22T22:08:04Z
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-22T22:08:09Z
dc.date.available2010-12-22T22:08:04Z
dc.date.available2010-12-22T22:08:09Z
dc.date.created2010-08
dc.date.issued2010-12-22
dc.date.submittedAugust 2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-08-1926
dc.descriptiontext
dc.description.abstractThe primary purpose of the present study was to determine the acute hemodynamic responses to twenty-three select yoga postures in advanced and novice yoga practitioners. Additionally, we sought to determine if trunk flexibility is related to arterial stiffness. Using a cross-sectional study design, 37 apparently healthy adults (26 females and 11 males; 22-71 years old) were divided into two groups according to level of yoga experience. Beat-to-beat measures of blood pressure, stroke volume, cardiac work-load, cardiac output, and total peripheral resistance were measured using a finger plethysmograph during the yoga routine. Baseline measures of trunk flexibility (sit-and-reach scores and inclinometer measurements) and arterial stiffness (carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity) were also compared. Yoga postures elicited significant increases in heart rate, blood pressure and cardiac output (P<0.05) for both groups. There was no difference in blood pressure responses between the two groups throughout the yoga testing session. Lumbar flexion, as measured by an inclinometer, was significantly (P<0.01) and inversely associated with cfPWV (r=-0.52).
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectYoga
dc.subjectExercise
dc.subjectBlood pressure
dc.subjectTrunk flexibility
dc.subjectArterial stiffness
dc.titleAcute hemodynamic responses to yoga exercise
dc.date.updated2010-12-22T22:08:09Z
dc.description.departmentKinesiology and Health Education
dc.type.genrethesis*
thesis.degree.departmentKinesiology and Health Education
thesis.degree.disciplineKinesiology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts


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