The Japanese Journal of Physiology
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Is Man Able to Breathe Once a Minute for an Hour?: The Effect of Yoga Respiration on Blood Gases
Miharu MiyamuraKinya NishimuraKoji IshidaKeisho KatayamaMidori ShimaokaShuichi Hiruta
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2002 Volume 52 Issue 3 Pages 313-316

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The ventilatory response to hypercapnia and arterial blood gases during ujjai respiration of once per minute for an hour were determined in a professional hatha yogi. The results suggest that lower chemosensitivity to hypercapnia in yoga practitioners may be due to an adaptation to low arterial pH and high PaCO2 for long periods.

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