Effect of Selected Yogic Practices on Physical Variables among School Level Handball Players

Abstract :

The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of yogic practice on selected physical variables among school level handball players. To achieve this purpose of the study, thirty school students were selected as subjects who were from the St. Claret’s higher Secondary school, Karumathur and Government Higher secondary School, Vadakkampatti. The selected subjects were aged between 14 to 17 years. They were divided into two equal groups of fifteen each, Group-I underwent yogic exercise programme and Group-II acted as control that did not participate in any special training apart from their regular curricular activities. The experimental group underwent the training programme for three days per week for eight weeks. Among the physical variables such as flexibility was measuring by sit and reach test and cadiorespiratory endurance was measuring by 12 min run and walk test. The data were collected at prior and immediately after the training programme for each criterion variables. Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was applied for analyze the data. In all the cases, 0.05 level was used to test this significance. The findings of the study showed that there was no significant difference between the pre-test of Flexibility and Cardio respiratory endurance. The findings of the study showed that there was a significant difference between the post-test and adjusted post-test of Flexibility and Cardio respiratory endurance.

Author Name : A. Kasirajan & L. Karuppiah

Keywords: Yogic Practices, Physical Variables, School, Handball Players.