Background: Yoga is an important role and has made unlimited Contribution in the modern age as it caters to the biological, Sociological, Spiritual and Physiological necessities of the human. The purpose of the study was to analyze the effect of Yoga on Physiological variables of the college going female students within the age group of 18-22 years.
Materials & Methods: Total 30 subjects were taken for the study from B.A.J.S.S. Arts and Commerce College for women athletes Ranebennur, Haveri District of Karnataka state, India. The Physiological parameters were Pulse rate, S.B.P and D.B.P which were measured by the reputed physian. The Pre-test and Post-test were taken of all the parameters (Physiological) before and after of six (6) months of yoga training. The physiological parameters were assessed by recording the blood pressure (S.B.P and D.B.P) and pulse rate before and after six (6) months of regular yogic exercise or training. The subjects were randomly selected for the study as subjects. To measure the blood pressure mercury sphygmomanometer was used and pulse Rate was recorded after a rest for 30 minutes in right radial artery by Palpatory method. For statistical analysis and Interpretation of data‘t’ test was conducted at 0.05 level of significance.
Results & Discussion: The findings of the present study reveals that there were significant difference found in reduction in the pulse rate, Systolic Blood Pressure and diastolic Blood Pressure after Six (6) months of yoga practice. The mean pulse rate (beats/min) before yoga was 78.60 which reduced significantly to 72.50 after six months of yoga practice. The mean systolic blood pressure before yoga practice was (mm of Hg) 127.50 and after six months it was lowered to a highly significant level of 120.50.The mean diastolic blood pressure before yoga was 88.60 and it was reduced significantly to 80.50.
Conclusion: On the basis of the obtained result, it has been observed that yoga practice can be used as an intervention in ageing persons to reduce the morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular diseases. It reduces the high blood pressure, pulse rate and plays an important role in healthy impact on the life style of a woman.