2018, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part B
Effect of yogic practices on psycho-physiological characteristics of college male students
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Krishnendu Pradhan
Environmental pollution, rapid industrialization, overcrowding, sedentary lifestyle due to massive use of software technology, situational stress and anxiety are main responsible factors for deterioration of human physical health. Also prevalence of obesity in developing countries is believed to be on the rise. This requires special and specific techniques to transcend the limits of our physical and mental abilities experienced in everyday life. With increased awareness and interest in health and natural remedies, breathing techniques are gaining importance and becoming acceptable throughout the world. A total of forty two (42) undergraduate male college students were purposively selected as subjects in this study from Garhbeta College of Paschim Medinipur district affiliated under Vidyasagar University of West Bengal. They were divided into equal two groups namely experimental group and control group; each group consisted of twenty (21) subjects. To investigated the effect of selected yogic practices only the experimental group was asked to perform selected asana, pranayama and meditation for the duration of twelve weeks as per practice schedule. The selected psycho-physiological characteristics were trait anxiety, state anxiety, resting respiratory rate, vital capacity, resting heart rate, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and body fat percent. Selected parameters were measured through their respective standard tests. Data was analyzed using SPSS, (Version 19.0) software. The level of significance chosen was 0.05. To compare between the mean scores of pre and post-test of the both groups Paired-Sample T-test was applied. From the findings of the study it may be concluded that the experimental group has significantly improved in state anxiety, resting respiratory rate, vital capacity and resting heart rate. From the findings of the study it is concluded that regular yogic practices may be recommended to improve the selected psycho-physiological characteristics of male college students for their progressive and prospective student’s life.
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Dr. Krishnendu Pradhan. Effect of yogic practices on psycho-physiological characteristics of college male students. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(2):105-111.