Effect of trataka (yogic visual concentration) on the performance of shooting players
AUTHOR(S): Neeraj Kumar and Dr. Padmakar
ABSTRACT: Six cleansing practises are described in the ancient Indian yoga literature Hatha Yoga Pradipika. The goal of cleaning procedures is to cleanse and prepare the body for yoga postures, breath management, and meditation. One of these strategies is the yogic visual concentration technique (trataka). The present study planned to assess the immediate effect of trataka on the performance of 10m air pistol shooting players. For the purpose of the study, the researcher selected 40 players. These participants were randomly allocated to the groups formed i.e., experimental group and control group. Data was gathered both Pre and post of the treatment. The ANCOVA approach was used to analyse the data and produce the findings. The researcher has drawn the conclusion that trataka practise has favourable and significant benefits on shooting performance. Results reveal that after completion of 6 weeks study time period, the shooting ability of male air pistol shooters from experimental group was significantly higher as compared to male air pistol shooters from control group. It was concluded that 6 weeks specific yogic visual concentration program enhances shooting ability. The level of significance was set at 0.05.