International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2017, Vol. 2 Issue 1, Part A
Effect of 6 –weeks training of mantras and breathing in Surya Namaskar on performance of digit-letter substitution task by school children
AUTHOR(S): Vineet Kumar Sharma and Jayashree Acharya
Memory and selective attention are important skills for academic and professional performance. Techniques to improve these skills are not taught either in education or company training courses. So, any system which can systematically improve these skills will be of value in schools, universities, and workplaces. The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of 6-weeks training of Surya Namaskar (SN) with two variations (Mantra chanting and following fixed breathing pattern) from the ordinary SN on performance of digit-letter substitution test (DLST) in school children. For the purpose of this study 36 male (12 in each group), of 13-15 years of age groups with a mean and SD of 13.72 ± 0.88 were selected from school children from Ram Krishna Vidya Mandir, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh as the subjects for this study. In order to investigative the existence of significant difference among different group’s performance on DLST the analysis of co- variance (ANCOVA) was used and level of significant was set at 0.05. The result showed that there was significance difference in performance on DLST between mantras and control group. There was no significant difference between mantras and breathing group and breathing and control group.
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Vineet Kumar Sharma, Jayashree Acharya. Effect of 6 –weeks training of mantras and breathing in Surya Namaskar on performance of digit-letter substitution task by school children. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2017;2(1):33-37.