Effects of different modes of yoga practice on depression high density lipoproteins and strength endurance among middle aged women
The purpose of the present study was to find out the effect of different modes of yoga practice on depression, high density lipoproteins and strength endurance among middle aged women. For this purpose, forty five middle aged women residing around Kannur town, Kerala state, were selected as subjects. The age of the subjects were ranged from 40 to 45 years. They were divided into three equal groups, each group consisted of fifteen subjects, in which experimental group - I underwent Bihar School of yoga practice, experimental group - II underwent B.K.S. Iyengar yoga practice and group - III acted as control that did not participate in any special activities apart from their regular curricular activities. The training period for the study was six days (Monday to Saturday) in a week for twelve weeks. Prior and after the experimental period, the subjects were tested on depression, high density lipoproteins and strength endurance. Depression was assessed by Hamilton depression scale, high density lipoproteins was tested after taking 5 ml of blood samples by venous puncture method, by using Boehringer Mannheim Kit Method and strength endurance was tested by administering sit-ups test. The Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) was applied to find out any significant difference between the experimental groups and control group on selected criterion variables. Since three groups were involved in the present study, the Scheffe S test was applied as post hoc test. The result of the study shows that the Bihar School of Yoga practice group and B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga practice group were decreased the depression and an increase in high density lipoproteins and strength endurance significantly. It was concluded from the results of the study that Bihar School of Yoga practice and B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga practice has bring positive changes in depression, high density lipoproteins and strength endurance as compare to the control group. Moreover it was also concluded that there was no significant difference found between the experimental groups in all criterion variables.
Ajayakumar Koorma. Effects of different modes of yoga practice on depression high density lipoproteins and strength endurance among middle aged women. International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 16-18