Background: Breathing is defined as the process of respiration during which air is inhaled into the lungs through the mouth or nose due to muscle contraction and then exhaled due to muscle relaxation. Asthma is a reversible, obstructive airway disease in which trachea & bronchi respond in a hyperactive way to certain stimuli. It is an intermittent or reversible type of obstructive lung disease in which there is narrowing of bronchial lumen. It is characterized by recurrent breathing problems and symptoms such as breathless ness, wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing.
Objective: To assess the effectiveness of pranayama on asthma among patients with asthma in Narayana medical college hospital, Nellore.
Materials and Methods: Quasi experimental research design and purposive sampling technique was followed which included 30 samples were used. Data was collected using asthma assessment scale. Data analysis was done with SPSS.
Results: majority of asthma patients 15 (50%) have moderate symptoms of asthma in pre test but in post test majority of patients 12 (40%) have intermediate and 15 (50%) have moderate symptoms of asthma.Conclusions: The study concluded that by doing pranayama is very effective in reducing symptoms in asthma patients.