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Table 2 Means and standard deviations of VO2ml/min/kg of all three groups across nine phases

From: An explorative study of metabolic responses to mental stress and yoga practices in yoga practitioners, non-yoga practitioners and individuals with metabolic syndrome

  Phases
Groups NC1 MAST NC2 ANB NC3 KB NC4 Med NC5
YP 3.6 ± 0.2 4.1 ± 0.2 3.7 ± 0.2 4.4 ± 0.2 3.6 ± 0.3 4.5 ± 0.2 3.8 ± 0.1 3.5 ± 0.1 3.6 ± 0.2
NY 3.8 ± 0.2 4.3 ± 0.2 4.0 ± 0.2 4.4 ± 0.2 3.9 ± 0.2 4.4 ± 0.2 4.0 ± 0.2 3.8 ± 0.2 3.8 ± 0.2
MS 3. 9 ± 0.2 4.2 ± 0.3 4.2 ± 0.2 4.1 ± 0.3 3.9 ± 0.2 4.3 ± 0.2 4.2 ± 0.2 3.9 ± 0.3 3.9 ± 0.3
  1. Group: YP = Yoga Practitioners; NY = Non- Yoga Practitioners; MS = Metabolic Syndrome Patients.
  2. Phases: NC = Neutral Condition; MAST = Mental Arithmetic Stress Test; ANB = Alternate Nostril Breathing; KB = Kapalbhati Breathing; Med = Meditation.
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