Obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents risks for many other disorders. It is affecting populations across the world in all age groups which may be caused due to unhealthy lifestyles or genetic predisposition. The present study was conducted to assess the impact of pragya-yoga exercise (a defined set of 16 yogic postures) on lipid profile among overweight women. 30 overweight women (BMI>25kg/m) were selected from the polyclinic of Dev Sanskriti university Haridwar, with their ages ranging from 30 to 50 years (group average age ±S.D., 38.37±5.52 years). All participants practiced Pragya Yoga exercise for 40 minutes on each day for eight weeks under supervision of a female yoga therapist. Data was analyzed using paired sample t-test. There were statistically significant reduction in total cholesterol level(df=28, p<0.01), total triglyceride level(df=28, p<0.01), low density lipoprotein(df=29,p<0.01) and significant elevation in high density lipoprotein(df=29, p<0.01). The result suggests that Pragya-yoga practices are beneficial for the management of lipid profile among overweight women.
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