Measuring impact of Surya Namaskar and Pranayama for management of child obesity in India


  • Gorav Kumar Department of Pediatrics, Government Medical College, Dungarpur, Rajasthan, India
  • Guneet Monga Faculty of Yoga, Pacific University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Nilesh Gothi Department of Pediatrics, Government Medical College, Dungarpur, Rajasthan, India



Child, Obesity, Pranayama, Surya Namaskar


Background: Obesity is fast becoming the developed world's greatest health problem. Moreover, childhood obesity is a major public health crisis nationally and internationally. The prevalence of childhood obesity has increased over few years. It is caused by imbalance between calorie intake and calories utilized.

Methods: The current paper analyses the impact of Surya Namaskar and Pranayama on management of child obesity. For this purpose, a group of 120 respondents were selected for a 4-month program to measure that whether the program can improve their living standards or not.

Results: The result revealed positive impact on the obesity of the participants, further the variables of their medical condition and living standards improvement is identified.

Conclusions: One variable Rate_yoga_1 is predicting the Overall_quality of Surya Namaskar and Pranayama. Further, four variables medi_conImp_3, medi_conImp_2, medi_conImp_5 and medi_conImp_4 are predicting the medical condition improvement under session of Surya Namaskar and Pranayama, and two variables Livi_stanimpr_4 and Livi_stanimpr_3 are predicting the living standard improvement under session of Surya Namaskar and Pranayama.


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