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 5 (2020)

Effect of Patanjali yogic practices on, emotional competence of male archers


Kapil Kumar Sahu, Jai Shankar Yadav

The word competence means certain characteristics or skills that is necessary to execute some task effectively. An emotionally competent person is capable of understanding and coping with emotional situations. The role of emotions in sports psychology has been thoroughly described and linkage with sports performance and emotions has been clearly defined although with certain contradictions. Like any other sport role of emotions in archery performance has been highlighted and certain psychological program has been advocated to enhance emotional competence in archers. One such age old practice is yoga and its psychological and emotional benefits are widely discussed but there is no scientific evidence that yoga is useful in enhancing emotional competence of archers. To deal with this issue, the researcher selected 100 national level male archers (Average age 22.89 years) to carry out this work. To adhere to research design, these male archers were divided and placed into experimental and control group. The emotional competence of male archers was assessed by scale prepared by Sharma and Bhardwaj (1998). The six months yoga practices program was designed on the guideline of Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar. During the span of 06 months study period the male archers from experimental group were subjected to specific yogic practices. The male archers from experimental and control group also continued their regular daily practice and training schedule. The pre-post data on emotional competence was collected by administering the scale of Sharma and Bhardwaj (1998). Results reveal significantly superior emotional competence in male archers from experimental group as compared to male archers from control group after the completion of study period of 06 months. It thereby concluded that 06 months of yogic practices is good for improving the emotional competence in male archers.
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Kapil Kumar Sahu, Jai Shankar Yadav. Effect of Patanjali yogic practices on, emotional competence of male archers. International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education, Volume 5, Issue 5, 2020, Pages 24-26
International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education