Effect of asana and pranayama on selected physiological variables among women players
G Redempta Nishanthi
The purpose of the present study was to find out the effect of Asana and Pranayama on selected physiological variables (resting pulse rate and maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max). To achieve these purpose thirty women players from Manonmanium Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India served as subjects. These subjects were divided into two groups, Group- I was experimental (n=15) and Group - II acted as control (n = 15). The control group was not engaged in Asana and Pranayama training. The experimental group was engaged in Asana and Pranayama training. The pre and post-test data were analyzed by Analysis of Co Variance (ANCOVA), the process by which pre-test mean differences can be adjusted to the pre-test means. Since, only two groups were involved in this study, the Scheffe’s post-hoc test was not used whenever the F- ratio for adjusted post-test mean was found to be significant. In all the cases 0.05 level of confidence was selected to reject the null hypothesis. Asana and Pranayama training showed a significant decrease in resting pulse rate. Asana and Pranayama practices group showed a significant increase in maximal oxygen uptake.
G Redempta Nishanthi. Effect of asana and pranayama on selected physiological variables among women players. International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education, Volume 7, Issue 2, 2022, Pages 8-10