ATHLETE’S BASIC PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS ENHANCED BY PRACTICING BREATHE TECHNIQUES OF YOGA IN DAILY LIFE SYSTEM

Tibor Kökény

Abstract


The physiological data of a swimmer were compared to the phases of the yogic breathe exercises he used to practice daily. According to the hypothesis the longer retention of breathe creates hypoxia that causes the consequent compensation of the body and creation of new red blood cells (RBCs) and hemoglobin (Hb). The hypothesis were supported by a development that occurred in the hematological results of the athlete especially in the values of the RBCs, Hb, and hematocrit. Such results are similar to the observations of the trainings in high altitude where natural hypoxia supports better oxygen transport by creating more RBCs and Hb. Subjective report from the athlete showed the calming effect of the breathwork on the psyche and resulted in the quicker coping.

Keywords: Yoga breathe, breathe retention, hypoxia, athlete’s performance, hematological result, training on high altitude 


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