International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education

International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education


International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education
International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education
Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2020)

Influence of yoga on flexibility, balance and quality of life in postmenopausal women


Pallavi Wakode, Neha Gogate

Background: Menopause brings a huge change in a woman’s life. Yoga can be an alternative training to exercise regimes to improve flexibility, balance and quality of life in postmenopausal osteoporosis Methods: 50 postmenopausal women between the age group of 45-60 yrs were selected. A 6-week yoga protocol was given including pranayama and asanas. Back Scratch test, Sit and reach test for flexibility, One-legged stance test for balance and the Menopausal specific quality of life questionnaire were used as outcome measures. Results: Our study shows significant results pre and post intervention with p<0.005 Conclusion:On the basis of the result obtained, we can say that the given Yoga protocol was effective to improve upper limb flexibility, lower limb flexibility, balance and Quality of life in postmenopausal women
Pages : 04-06