Alternative & Integrative Medicine

ISSN: 2327-5162

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Miroljub Jakovljević


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    The Impact of Hatha Yoga Practice on Flexibility: A Pilot Study
    Author(s): Maja Petrič, Renata Vauhnik and Miroljub JakovljevićMaja Petrič, Renata Vauhnik and Miroljub Jakovljević

    Background: In modern times people have to cope daily with various challenges that can leave an impact on their body flexibility. Physical inactivity is one of the reasons for the diminishment of our natural body flexibility. The consequence of physical inactivity is decreased flexibility of soft tissues surrounding joints. Simple yoga techniques including body postures and breathing techniques can restore natural body flexibility. Methods: Our study involved 9 young healthy females (mean age 23.8 ± 2.9 years). The training program was held twice a week over a period of five months. The program included therapeutic yoga exercises, with the aim of increasing joint mobility as well as stretching shortened skeletal muscles. We used goniometric measurement procedures for measuring joint mobility (for shoulder, hip and ankle joints), linear measurement procedures for measuring the a.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2327-5162.1000160

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