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Influence of Yogic Exercises on Physiological and Psychological Variables among College Men

Abstract :

The purpose of the study was to find out the influence of yogic exercise on physiological and psychological variables among College men. To achieve this purpose, 30 male students studying diploma courses in yoga from the Center for yoga studies, Annamalai University were randomly selected as subjects. The age of the subjects were ranged from 18 to 25 years. The subjects were further classified at random into two equal groups of 15subjects each. Group – I underwent yogic exercise for five days per week for eight weeks and group – II acted as control. The selected criterion variables namely vital capacity, resting pulse rate, self confidence and stress were assessed before and after the training period. The collected data were statistically analysed by using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). From the results of the study it was found that there was a significant change on vital capacity, resting pulse rate, self confidence and stress among the yogic exercise group when compared with the control group.

Author Name : Dr.R.Saravanan

Keywords: Yogic exercise, Physiological and Psychological variables, vital capacity, resting pulse rate, self confidence and stress.