The Journal of Asthma.
Jain SC, Rai L, Valecha A, Jha UK, Bhatnagar SO, Ram K.
Laboratory Division, Central Research Institute for Yoga, New Delhi, India.
Forty six young asthmatics with a history of childhood asthma were admitted for yoga training. Effects of training on resting pulmonary functions, exercise capacity, and exercise-induced bronchial lability index were measured. Yoga training resulted in a significant increase in pulmonary function and exercise capacity. A follow-up study spanning two years showed a good response with reduced symptom score and drug requirements in these subjects. It is concluded that yoga training is beneficial for young asthmatics.