Journal of
Physical Education and Sport Management

  • Abbreviation: J. Phys. Educ. Sport Manag.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6486
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPESM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 82

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of Anulom Vilom and Bhastrika Pranayama on the vital capacity and maximal ventilatory volume

Baljinder Singh Bal
Department of Physical Education (T), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, (Punjab), India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 15 March 2010
  •  Published: 31 July 2010



To determine the effects of Anulom Vilom and Bhastrika Pranayama on Vital Capacity and Maximal Ventilatory Volume, thirty (N = 30) randomly  selected male students aged 18 - 26 years volunteered to participate in the study from D.A.V. Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jalandhar (Punjab), India. They were randomly assigned into two groups: A (experimental) and B (control). The subjects were subjected to the eight week pranayama training programme that includes “Anulom Vilom Pranayam” and “Bhastrika Pranayam”. The between-group differences were assessed using the Student’s t-test for dependent data. The level of p £ 0.05 was considered significant. The vital capacity and maximal ventilatory volume significantly improved in group A compared with the control one.Pranayama training programme may be recommended to improve vital capacity and maximal ventilatory volume.


Key words: Pranayama-bhastrika-anulom, vilom-vital, capacity-maximal ventilatory volume.