Table 3

Heart rate variability at baseline and after 4 months for the control and yoga groups

VariablesControl (n=13)Yoga (n=13)
Baseline4 MonthspValueBaseline4 MonthspValue
Variance1458±13991385±13430.70978±797910±4650.57
LF, ms2/Hz514±405334±2800.95383±297123±870.04*
HF, ms2/Hz642±676496±4820.88431±389262±2060.46
LF, ν40±1341±130.8140±1127±80.001*
HF, ν45±1445±90.5347±954±150.40
  • Data are expressed as means±SD.

  • * p<0.05 for comparisons between groups.

  • HF, high frequency component of heart rate variability; LF, low frequency component of heart rate variability; ν, normalised units, excluding the very low frequency component of heart rate variability.