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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 Respiratory system 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 subject was randomly distributed in two groups. One group is designated as experimental group and other one as control 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 the effect of Yoga on Cardio Respiratory System and Body Composition and are significant at P<0.05. A long term effect of yoga proved useful and significant differences was observed in Vital Capacity, Resting Pulse Rate, Breath Holding Time, Blood Pressure and Body Composition.

Author Name : Dr.K.Rajendran

Keywords: Yoga, Cardio Respiratory System, Body Composition.