The present study was designed to find out the effect of asana and Meditation on selected Bio-chemical variables among high school students.
Subjects: For this purpose forty five (N=45) boys students studying around Mysore, Karnataka State, India, during the year 2018-2019 were selected as subjects. The subjects were divided at random equally into three groups of fifteen each (n=15).
Training Protocol: Group-I underwent Asana Practices, Group-II underwent Meditation Practices, and Group-III acted as Control. The duration of the training period for all the three Experimental groups was restricted to twelve weeks and the number of sessions per week was confined to three in a week.
Variables: The dependent variable selected for this study was Total Cholesterol (TC) and it was assessed through Blood samples test (Calorimetric Method).
Statistical Procedure: All the subjects were tested prior to and immediately after the training for all the selected variables. Data were collected and statistically analyzed using ANCOVA. Scheffe’s post hoc test was applied to determine the significant difference between the paired means. In all the cases 0.05 level of significance was fixed.
Results: The results of the study showed that there was a significant difference was found among all the Experimental groups namely Asana Practices programme group and Meditation Practices programme in decrease Total Cholesterol (TC). When the Experimental groups were compared with each other, the Asana Practices programme was found to be greater than the Meditation Practices programmes on the decrease of Total Cholesterol (TC).