2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Effect of specific yogic training and physical exercise on selected physical fitness variables of body composition on obese persons
Author(s): Dr. S Saraboji, Dr. S Ramesh Kumar and K Mohan Kumar
Yoga is an ancient discipline. The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root “yuj” meaning “to yoke” or to link or to integrate. It is one of the six orthodox systems of Indian philosophy, the influence of which has been wide spread among many other schools of Indian thought. The word yoga means union that is to say Union between the body, mind and individual spirit to universal sprit or god. The yoga sutras of Patanjali described the goal of yoga as kaivalya which means either the static of oneness or independence. The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of specific yogic exercise and physical exercise on selected physical fitness variables of body composition on obese persons. The study was confined to student of various departments in Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science Coimbatore. The age group was between 18 to 21 years. In this study 30 students were selected as obese. This study was conducted on the male students only. The experimental group was asked to take part in the specific yoga training for twelve weeks. The data was collected initially and after the training from the experimental group on the selected variables. Analysis of variance followed by analysis of “t” test was employed, to find out if any significant differences existed on the selected variables the experimental group. Significant differences at level of confidence were seen in all the variables such as flexibility, abdominal muscular endurance, Body Composition, and body weight in favour of experimental group. The result of the study revealed that there is significant improvement on flexibility as a result of practice of Asanas and Physical Exercise. According to the hypothesis given that yogic practice would increase flexibility and Physical Exercise would decrease fat content the body weight. The study reveals that there is significant difference on flexibility and reduce abdominal muscular endurance of the body weight. The finding of the study indicates that body weight of the subjects has decreased significantly due to practice of Asanas and Physical Exercise. Therefore the study reveals that there is significant difference on body weight. The results of the study a combination of increased Physical activity and other lifestyle changes to a healthy diet may be needed to stem the tide of obesity.
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Dr. S Saraboji, Dr. S Ramesh Kumar, K Mohan Kumar. Effect of specific yogic training and physical exercise on selected physical fitness variables of body composition on obese persons. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):1832-1834.