International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part S
Effect of yoga asanas and pranayama on selected physiological and psychological variables among adolescents
AUTHOR(S): Dr. V Parthiban
The investigation was to find out the effect of yoga asanas and pranayama on selected physiological and psychological variables among adolescents. The sample for the present study consisted of 60 aged men between 16 to 20 years were subjects divided into three equal groups (N= 20). Group I was yoga asanas group (AEG), Group II was pranayama Group (YEG) and Group III was Control Group (CG). The experimental groups trained for 12 weeks three days a week and for 50 minutes per day. All the three groups underwent a pre and post-test for the study variables Physiological (pulse rate, percent body fat, systolic and diastolic blood pressure) and psychological (level of job anxiety and level of occupational stress). The results indicated that all the study variables (physiological and psychological) except the systolic blood pressure had substantial difference between the groups at 0.05 level of confidence. The systolic blood pressure did not yield any significant result with the F-value being 1.90 at 0.05 level. It was concluded that yoga asanas and pranayama programs assist to advance the physiological variables such as pulse rate and drop the percent body fat. Further these exercises also aid in considerably reducing the anxiety and occupational stress which result in a healthful living.
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Dr. V Parthiban. Effect of yoga asanas and pranayama on selected physiological and psychological variables among adolescents. International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences. 2019; 4(1): 1034-1036.