The Journal of Asthma.

1991;28(6):437-42.

 Jain SC, Rai L, Valecha A, Jha UK, Bhatnagar SO, Ram K.

Laboratory Division, Central Research Institute for Yoga, New Delhi, India.

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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.