The aim of this study was to determine the
occurrence of respiratory function by measuring vital
capacity and Breath holding. The investigator adopted
experimental method of research on 40 middle aged
women ranged from 41-45 years. The experimental
groups participated in Pranayama training for a period
of twelve weeks. Prior to the study, vital capacity and
breath holding of all the subjects were taken. Based
upon these values, vital capacity and breath holding was
calculated before and after the fitness training.
Pranayama begins with breathing guidance and
completes full control over the streams of life or within
the basics. The effects of pranayama on selected
physiological variables, dependent‘t’ test was applied at
0.05 level of significance to find out the significance
among the mean differences. Participants assigned to
Pranayama training revealed a significant improvement
in respiratory function (p<0.05).
Keywords : Pranayama, Respiratory Function, Middle Age, Vital Capacity, Breath Holding.