The purpose of the study is to investigate the effect of asanas and bastrika Pranayama on physiological variables of tribal students.
Methodology: The subjects for this study were thirty male B.A/B.SC students of Seva Bharati Mahavidyalaya, Kapgari, Jhargram, Paschim Medinipur. The subjects were equally divided into three groups namely two experimental and one control groups. The two experimental treatments were assigned at random to two groups i.e. one for Asanas and another for Pranayama and the third group served as control. The treatment Schedule was prepared for eight weeks. The experimental treatments were employed for 30 minutes a day in six days a week for eight weeks duration. Pre and post-test data of all the subjects from three groups were collected before and after the experimental treatment period of 8 weeks. Following variables were selected for the purpose of this study: Hemoglobin and Breath holding capacity (Negative and positive).
Result: The data was analyzed by employing analysis of covariance at the 0.05 level of significance. The result of the study indicates that practice of both Asanas and Bastrika Pranayama had insignificant effect on Hemoglobin and significant effect on Positive and negative breath holding capacity of the subject.