Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
Influence of selected asanas and Suryanamaskar on selected physiological and fitness variables among college women player
Author(s): Shankar Murthy KM, Paramma Kuravatti
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of selected Asanas and Suryanamaskar on selected physiological and fitness variables among college women players. The age of subject ranged from 18 to 23 years old. Subject where selected by using simple random sampling technique. The subjects participated in 13 weeks yoga training programme, every week had 4 sessions and every session lasted 30 minutes. The session consisted of warming and yogic exercise and concluded by savasan. The data pertaining to criterion were taken before administering the training programme and after end of training programme. The training programme was constructed with the help of yoga expert and selected from reviewing the related research in yoga. Resting heart rate, Flexibility and Hemoglobin were measured before and after a 12 week yogic practices. The Suryanamaskar, Chakrasana and Savasana intervention procedure was adopted as independent variables’’. The tests and instruments for collection of data was a polar heart monitor and was used to measure the resting heart rate and hemoglobin measured through blood sample and Flexibility measured by sit and reach test. The data was treated by employing a standard statistical procedure and expressed as mean standard deviation and analysis by repeated measure ‘t’ test to compare pre and post-test data. The level of significance was set at 0.05 levels. The result of study showed the yogic exercise intervention has significant effect on physiological variables. In the light of findings, it is concluded that Resting heart rate and hemoglobin and flexibility with the help of yogic practice elasticity of muscle improve and improve range of motion. Muscle stretching consequently develops elastic resistance. This has an effect on the mechanism in the muscles contribution to contractile force. Thus we can conclude that the selected yogic exercise improves the Flexibility, Hemoglobin and decrease resting pulse rate.