International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2017, Vol. 2 Issue 2, Part B
Ruduction of body fat practicing yogic posture: An experimental study
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Pintu Sil
Yoga is an ancient discipline designed to bring balance and health to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of the individual. It is long popular practice in India which union of the individual consciousness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit. Yoga is a popular activity for athletes, children, and seniors. Practicing Yoga has been proven to lower blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate and increases strength. It also calms our minds and help to reduce stress. Purpose: Present study was designed to find out the effect of performing Yogic posture (Asanas) on body fat among adolescent school girls. Methodology: A total of 30 students from a secondary school were selected randomly as the subject for the present study. The age of the subjects was in between 14-16 years and they were studying in VIII to IX standard. Percent body fat (PBF) was considered as criterion of this study. PBF was assessed by standard anthropometric equation for which the skin folds of the subject were measured by Harpenden – Holton skin fold caliper. Training protocol includes selected Yogic-posture or asanas. Subjects practiced the Yogic-asanas on alternate days for three days per week. Training Schedule was planned for six weeks duration. Single experimental group design was adopted for the present study. Mean and standard deviation were used as descriptive statistics and t-test was used to analyze the mean deference between the pre treatment value and post treatment value of PBF. Only 0.05 level of significance was considered for this study. Results: Results revealed that post treatment value of PBF (23.60) was lower than the pre treatment value (25.15). But the difference between group means (t=0.99) was not statistically significant (p>0.05). Conclusion: From the above findings it was concluded that the six week Yogic practice had not significant effect on PBF reduction among adolescent school girls.
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Dr. Pintu Sil. Ruduction of body fat practicing yogic posture: An experimental study. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2017;2(2):62-67.