International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2017, Vol. 2 Issue 1, Part A
Effect of selected yoga intervention on the tactile sensitivity of elderly clients
AUTHOR(S): Kripesh Karmakar and Dr. Gaurav Pant
Background: Tactile Sensitivity is the ‘sense of touch’ in humans. It occurs in two main sub-modalities coetaneous and kinesthetic. Coetaneous sense receives sensory inputs from the receptors embedded in the skin and kinesthetic sense receives sensory inputs from the receptors within muscles, tendons and joints. Aims: The main purpose of this study is to find the effect of selected yoga Intervention on Tactile Sensitivity of Elderly Clients. Setting and Design: Thirty Elderly Clients (30) were taken as the subjects for the study. The age of the subjects ranged from above 60 years. The design used for the study was pre-post design. Stratified sampling technique was used for the subject’s selection. Methods: the current study was performed on the Tactile Sensitivity of Elderly Clients; pre and post data for the study were assessed on the scoring and norms of the tests conducted. Selected Yoga Intervention including Stretching Exercises, OMKAR Chanting, Surya-Namaskar, Yoga Asana, and Relaxation asana were used as components of intervention for a period of 6 Weeks. Statistical Analysis Used: Dependent t-test was used for comparing the means of pre and post data between both the groups. Results: Though there was no significant difference in the level of Tactile Sensitivity, yet there was a no improvement observed in case of Tactile Sensitivity after the end of Selected Yoga Intervention of 6 week. Conclusions: The results conclude that the Selected Yoga Intervention for a longer duration may have highly significant level of change in the level of Tactile Sensitivity of Elderly Clients.
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Kripesh Karmakar and Dr. Gaurav Pant. Effect of selected yoga intervention on the tactile sensitivity of elderly clients. International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences. 2017; 2(1): 16-20.