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Influence of Asana with Meditation on Selected Hematological Variables among Residential School Boys

Abstract:

The purpose of the present study was to find out the influence of asana with meditation on selected hematological variables among residential school boys. To achieve the purpose of the present study, forty boys from Velammal Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Viraganoor, Madurai, Tamilnadu were selected as subjects at random and their ages ranged from 15 to 17 years. The selected subjects are divided in to two groups. The experimental group underwent asana with meditation for six weeks. The control group was not undergone any training other than their daily routine. The criterion measures HDL and LDL were tested using enzymatic calorimeter method. The two groups were statistically analysed by using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) at 0.05 level. The result of the study reveals that there was a significant improvement in the experimental group on selected variables when compared to the control group after the completion of six weeks of asana with meditation practice. The asana with meditation practice group has showed better performance on HDL, LDL and explosive power than the control group.

Author Name : R.Karthikeyan

Keywords: Asana, Pranayama, HDL, LDL, School Boys.