International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education

International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education

ISSN: 2456-5067

Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2016)

Effect of yogic practices on selected motor fitness components of college girls

Author(s): Dr. Anil A Deshmukh
Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to find out the effect of yogic practices on selected motor fitness components of college girls. For the purpose of the study 40 girls were selected randomly from Indirabai Meghe Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Amravati (Maharashtra) India as subjects. Age of the subjects ranged from 18 to 20 years. Twenty girls were assigned as experimental group and another 20 girls were assigned as control group during the academic year 2014-2015. Six weeks of yoga sanas training were given to the experimental group. The control group was not allowed to participate in any of the training programes, except their routine physical education classes. Measurements for the variables were taken at the beginning (pre - test) and at the end of the experimental period, after six weeks (post - test) the data were collected for all the variables from both control and experimental groups, for five days. During this period the subject were not allowed to participate in any training. The criterion measures adopted for the study measuring the motor fitness components are given below: Shoulder flexibility was measured by administering shoulder and wrist elevation test and Muscular endurance was by administering bent-knee sit-ups. The data collected on 40 subjects beginning (pre - test) and at the end of the experimental period, after six weeks (post - test) the data were collected for all the variables from both control and experimental groups on shoulder flexibility and muscular endurance variables were analyzed by using the ‘t’ test. Result: There was significant difference in shoulder flexibility and muscular flexibility between pre and post-test experimental group. There was insignificant difference in shoulder flexibility and muscular flexibility between pre and post-test control group. There was insignificant difference in shoulder flexibility and muscular flexibility between experimental and control group pre test. There was significant difference in shoulder flexibility and muscular flexibility between experimental and control group post-test. Shoulder flexibility and muscular endurance was significantly improved by the yogic practices group when compared with control group.
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