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Effect of Yogic Practices on Blood Pressure and Depression among Middle Aged Men

Author(s) Name:

R.Abhimannan & Dr. K. Venkatachalapathy

Abstract:

The purpose of the present study was to find out the effect of yoga practice on blood pressure and depression among middle aged men. For this purpose, thirty middle aged men residing around Annamalainagar town, Cuddalore district, Tamilnadu, were selected as subjects. The age of the subjects were ranged from 40 to 45 years. They were divided into two equal groups, each group consisted of fifteen subjects, in which experimental group – I underwent yoga practice, and group – II acted as control that did not participate in any special activities apart from their regular curricular activities.  The training period for the study was six days (Monday to Saturday) in a week for twelve weeks.  Prior and after the experimental period, the subjects were tested on systolic and diastolic blood pressure and depression. Blood pressure was measured by using sphygmomanometer and depression was assessed by Hamilton depression scale. The Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) was applied to find out any significant difference between the experimental groups and control group on selected criterion variables.  The result of the study shows that the yoga practice group decreased the blood pressure and depression significantly.  It was concluded from the results of the study that yoga practice has bring positive changes in systolic and diastolic blood pressure and depression as compare to the control group.

Keywords:

Yoga Practice, Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure, Depression, ANCOVA.

Please cite this article as:

R. Abhimannan & Dr. K. Venkatachalapathy (2020). Effect of Yogic Practices on Blood Pressure and Depression among Middle Aged Men. International Journal of Recent Research and Applied Studies, 7, 9(2), 4-6.