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Effect of Varied Modes of Yogic Practices on Selected Co-ordinative Abilities of Professional College Students

Abstract:

The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of varied modes of yogic practices on selected co-ordinative abilities of professional college students. It was hypothesized that there would be significant differences on selected co-ordinative abilities due to the effect of varied modes of yogic practices among professional college students. For the present study 40 polytechnic male students from KLN Polytechnic College, Madurai, Tamilnadu were selected at random and their age ranged from 15 to 17 years. For the present study pre test – post test random group design which consists of control group and experimental group were used. The subjects were randomly assigned to two equal groups of twenty each and named as Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’. Group ‘A’ underwent asana, pranayama & meditation and Group ‘B’ has not undergone any training. Static balance was assessed by stork balance stand test and dynamic balance was assessed by beam walk test. The data was collected before and after twelve weeks of training. The data was analyzed by applying dependent ‘t test. The level of significance was set at 0.05. The asana, pranayama & meditation practices group had positive impact on static balance and dynamic balance of professional college students. The experimental group showed better improvement on static balance and dynamic balance of professional college students than the control group.

Author Name : K.Sagadevan & Dr.K.Chandrasekaran

Keywords: Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Balance, College Students.