Effect of Yoga on Aerobic and Anaerobic Power of Muscles

Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 1991 Oct;35(4):281-2.


Aerobic Power (VO2 max) and anaerobic power were estimated in medical students before and after six weeks of yogic training. A significant increase in aerobic power and a significant decrease in anaerobic power was observed. This may be due to conversion of some of the Fast Twitch (F.T.) muscle fibres into Slow Twitch fibres (S.T.) during yogic training.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Exercise / physiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Muscles / physiology*
  • Oxygen Consumption / physiology
  • Yoga*