International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2016, Vol. 1 Issue 1, Part A
Effect of yogic asana on hand grip strength in school boys
AUTHOR(S): Dr. AS Borman, Dr. Deba Prasad Sahu and Dr. Binod Choudary
Background: Evidence suggested that multiple intervention of yogic technique may improve physical fitness. But there was no such study on the effect of yogic asana alone and its impact on hand grip strength. Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of regular practice of yogic asana on hand grip strength. Materials and Methods: Randomly chosen 15 residential male students (12 + 1 years) were participated in this study. They regularly practiced only yogic asana for 1 to 1.5 hour per day, 6 days per week, for 4 weeks with a progressive load method. The hand grip strength was assessed by hand grip dynamometer (Grip Dynamometer, Takei Scientific Instrument Co. Ltd. Japan, Product Code T.K.K 540). In the present study the measurements were done at the baseline (before onset of training) and after 4 weeks of asana training. An independent t - test was done for analyzing the data. Simple percentage also calculated from the mean value to see the quantitative changes of the asana training. Results: After 4 weeks, yoga group showed improvement in left hand grip strength (.063%) and in right hand grip strength (.061%) but not significantly. Conclusion: Yogic asana alone may elicit a positive improvement in the hand grip strength.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. AS Borman, Dr. Deba Prasad Sahu, Dr. Binod Choudary. Effect of yogic asana on hand grip strength in school boys. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2016;1(1):05-08.