International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2017, Vol. 2 Issue 2, Part B
Effect of yogic practices and stress reducing exercises on selected psychological variables among hockey players
AUTHOR(S): Dr. J Karthikeyan
The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of yogic practices and stress reducing exercises on selected psychological variables among hockey players. To achieve the purpose of the study, forty five young Hockey players from Tirunelveli corporation area were selected as subjects at random and their age was between 14 and 16 years. The subjects were divided into three groups namely yoga practicing group (n=15), stress reducing exercises training group (n=15) and control group (n=15). The duration of the training was twelve weeks. During the training period, the experimental groups underwent their respective training programmes in addition to their regular routine programmes. The statistical tool Paired Sample‘t’ test and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) was used to analyze the data. The results showed that all the selected dependent variables were improved due to the influence of respective training programmes whenever there were no changes of the status of control group. Yogic exercises group outperformed than the stress reducing exercises group and control group on coordination and reaction time. Yogic exercises group have significant differences among the control group on balance, stress, anxiety, mental depression and playing ability. Stress reducing exercises group have significant differences among the control group on all the dependent variables stress. This investigation brought out the essential results that the yoga practices and stress reducing exercises practices was most effect to the hockey players to promote their physical and psychological parameters and also the playing ability.
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Dr. J Karthikeyan. Effect of yogic practices and stress reducing exercises on selected psychological variables among hockey players. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2017;2(2):68-70.