ISSN 2394-5125

    Effect of Shankhaprakshalana (Varisara Dhauti) in the management of Overweight and Obesity (2020)

    Mr. Chitikila Saibaba, Dr. Kousuri Ramesh Babu
    JCR. 2020: 6793-6803


    Obesity and overweight are growing diseases all over the world. These are also the cause of many non-communicable diseases. There is evidence that Yoga is a nonpharmacological intervention that can balance and improves serum lipid concentrations, adipose tissue, metabolic syndrome factors, improve eating habits, and helps in weight reduction. Aim: The purpose of the study is to observe and access the outcome of the effect of shankhaprakshalana practice in overweight and obese adults. Methods: It is a camp based clinical Study carried out at Andhra University for eight weeks, the purpose of the study was to analyze the effects of shankhaprakshalana and diet on 52 adults with BMI, ?25 to ?35 and age group of 20-50 years without referred to intricacies was chosen as subjects for the study of pre-post trial. Before and after the yoga intervention, we measured their anthropometric parameters like height, weight, waist circumference, hip circumference, body fat mass, body fat percentage, waist/hip ratio, and BMI. The data were analyzed through the student paired t-test and the significance value of 0.05 was considered for all analyses. Results: The results had shown that there is a substantial decrease in weight from 78.8 4.9 to 73.64 4.5 and 73.5 3.2 to 67.40 3.1 and in BMI from 27.87 0.7 to 26.08 0.6 and 28 1 to 25.66 1 of the male and female overweight participants. Also, decrease in weight from 92.71 7.5 to 82.44 6.6 and 86.67 7.7 to 76.67 6.1 and BMI from 32.21 1.3 to 28.64 1 and 32.32 1.2 to 28.61 1.3 of the male and female obese participants. Similarly, there is a substantial decrease in waist circumference, hip circumference, waist-hip ratio, body fat percentage, and body fat mass of the overweight and obese participants. It observed that the p-value for all the variables is less than 5%, which is statistical significance. Conclusion: According to the findings, the practice of shankhaprakshalana and yogic diet for eight weeks reduces overall body weight, BMI, waist-hip ratio, body fat mass, and body fat percentage of the overweight and obese subjects


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