Background of the study: Comparative Effect of Sahaj Yog and Om chanting on Muscle mass of college male students.
Objectives of the study:
1. To characterize the level of Muscle mass among college going male students
2. To compare adjusted mean scores of Muscle mass of college going male students of Sahaj Yoga and Om Chanting group by considering their Pre-Muscle mass as Covariate.
Materials & Methods: For the purpose of this study ninety male students average age 20±2.64 of UG and PG were randomly selected as subjects from Pt. Kamalapati Tripathi Govt. PG College Chandauli. The follow up period was limited to twelve weeks. The subjects were divided into three groups i.e. two experimental and one control group, pre-test post –test randomization group design was used. One Experimental group was followed Sahaj Yog and other experimental group was Om Chanting and the control group did not participate in the meditative programme. Muscle mass was measured by Tanita BC 601. To Characterize the level of BMI and compare adjusted post-test means score by considering their Pre-Muscle mass as Covariate among three group, Descriptive Statistics and ANCOVA were used.
Results: The adjusted mean score of Muscle mass of Control group, Chanting group and Sahaj Yog group were 2.40, 2.49, and 2.49 respectively. The adjusted F- value is .835 which is insignificant at .05 level with DF = 2/86.
Conclusions: On the basis of the results, it may, therefore, be said that both Sahaj Yoga group and Om Chanting group were found to have Muscle mass to the same extent when Pre-muscle mass was taken as Covariate.