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. 7, Issue 2 (2022)

Effects of different modes of yoga practice on muscular endurance and vital capacity among middle aged obese men


J K Sampath, S Chidambara Raja

The purpose of the present study was to find out the effect of different modes of yoga practice on muscular endurance and vital capacity among middle aged obese men with BMI of > 0.30 (kg/m2). For this purpose, forty five middle aged obese men residing around Annamalainagar, Chidambaram, Cuddalore district, Tamilnadu, were selected as subjects. The age of the subjects were ranged from 45 to 50 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 and routine 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 muscular endurance and vital capacity. Muscular endurance was assessed by conducting sit –ups test and vital capacity was measured by using expirograph. The Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) was applied to find out any significant difference between the experimental groups and control group on selected criterion variables. The result of the study shows that the Bihar School of Yoga practice group and B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga practice group were increased the muscular endurance and vital capacity 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 muscular endurance and vital capacity as compare to the control group. Moreover it was also concluded that there was no significant difference found between the experimental groups in muscular endurance and vital capacity.
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J K Sampath, S Chidambara Raja. Effects of different modes of yoga practice on muscular endurance and vital capacity among middle aged obese men. International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education, Volume 7, Issue 2, 2022, Pages 69-71
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