The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of specific yoga programme and aerobic programme on selected physiological variables of working women. The For this study, 60 working women of Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India in different colleges were selected as subjects. They were selected from various colleges in Coimbatore city, Tamil Nadu. The age of the subjects ranged from 30 to 40 years. The study was formulated as a true random group design. The subjects (n=60) were randomly assigned to three equal groups of twenty middle aged women each namely, specific yoga programme (SYP, Group I), Aerobic programme (AP, Group II) and control group. The subjects were tested in order to find out physiological variables namely vital capacity, percent body fat and blood pressure. Specific yoga programme group (SYP, Group I), Aerobic programme group (AP, Group II) participated in specific yoga programme, and Aerobic programme for a period of twelve weeks except Saturdays and Sundays of each week. Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) was applied to determine the significance of mean difference between the three groups namely specific yoga programme group, aerobic programme group and control. It was concluded that the effect of specific yoga programme and aerobic programme showed a statistically positive sign over the course of the training period on the selected physiological variables such as vital capacity, percent body fat, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure of working women.
Author Name : K. Sandhi, Dr.CH. VST. Saikumar
Keywords: Yoga, Aerobic, Blood Pressure, Vital Capacity, Women.