To determine the effect of power yoga on BMI using BMI formula
To determine the effect of power yoga on cardiovascular endurance using Queen College step test.
To determine the effect of power yoga on mental health using Hamilton depression rating scale.
Methods: In this experimental study 30 females with overweight or grade 1 obesity having average age group between 30-50 years were selected for this study of six weeks. Power yoga was given 5 days in week for 6 weeks. A BMI formula was used to calculate the BMI, mental health was assessed using Hamilton depression rating scale and cardiac endurance was assessed using queen college step test. Data analysis was done at the end of 6th week.
Results: On pre post analysis, BMI, Queen College step test and Hamilton Depression rating scale showed a statistically significant improvement in both cardiac endurance and mental health, and reduction in BMI (p < 0.0001).
Conclusion: Power yoga is valuable in helping to reduce BMI, heart rate and reduce depression in middle-aged obese females.