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Effect of Yoga on Cardio Respiratory System and Body Composition of School Going Children

Abstract:

The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of yoga on Cardio Respiratorysystem and Body Composition of school going children. Sixty students age ranging from 14 to 16 years of Seva Bharati Sikhayatan school, Karur, Tamilnadu were selected as the subject of the study. The subjectwas randomly distributed in two groups. One group is designated as experimental group and other one ascontrol group.The study was restricted to the following variables: Vital Capacity, Resting Pulse Rate,Breath Holding Time, Blood Pressure and Body Composition.Sarvangasana, Halasana, Naukasana,Bhujangasana, Dhanurasana, Ustrasana, Gomukasana, Paschimatasana, Ardha-Matsyendrasana,Savasana and Pranayama was used for Yogic training. Analysis of covariance was applied to study theeffect of Yoga on Cardio Respiratory System and Body Composition and are significant at P<0.05. A longterm effect of yoga proved useful and significant differences was observed in Vital Capacity, RestingPulse Rate, Breath Holding Time, Blood Pressure and Body Composition.

Author Name : K. Jayachandran

Keywords: Yoga, Cardio Respiratory System, Body Composition.