2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
The effects of yoga, aqua yoga, aqua exercises on body composition responses
Author(s): A Amrutha and Dr. R Babu
Due to recent advances in yoga research, technology, and facilities, many modes of yoga therapy now exist. These aqua yoga modes assist individuals in the performance of activities that may be too difficult to complete on land. However, the biomechanical requirements of each aqua yoga mode may elicit different body fat and BMI responses. Therefore, the purpose of this research was to: (a) provide a review of the body fat and BMI differences between yoga, aqua yoga and aquatic exercises, and (b) examine the acute effects of yoga in water, yoga in land and aquatic exercise on body fat and BMI for adult women. Methods consisted of the retrieval of experimental studies examining the body fat and BMI effects of Yoga in land (YL), Aqua Yoga (AY), and Aquatic exercise (AE). The methods also examined the body fat and BMI effects on 60 participants during and after three consecutive practice sessions on yoga in land, yoga in water and on exercises in water. Based on the studies reviewed, when compared to an aqua yoga, yoga and aqua exercises in training induced alterations on body mass index and percent body fat, but can be higher during yoga in water and yoga lower in aquatic exercises modes than on aqua yoga. The body fat and BMI are collected from the four groups prior to and post experimentation was analysed statistically to find practices on body fat was collected through pre and post-test scores and subjected to statistical treatment using ANCOVA. Table 1 shows the results obtained.
Pages: 387-389 | 887 Views 155 Downloads
How to cite this article:
A Amrutha, Dr. R Babu. The effects of yoga, aqua yoga, aqua exercises on body composition responses. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):387-389.