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Influence of Yoga on Resting Heart Rate and Breath Holding Time on College Kabaddi Players

Author(s) Name:

Rajendran. M

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to find out the influence of yoga on resting heart rate and breath holding time among college men Kabaddi Players. To achieve the purpose of the present study 30 players from Government College, Chittur, Palakkad were selected. The subjects at random and their ages ranged from 18 to 23 years. The subjects were divided into two equal groups. The study was formulated as a true random group design, consisting of a pre-test and post-test. The subjects (n= 30) were randomly assigned to two equal groups of fifteen men players each. The groups were assigned as yoga and control groups in an equivalent manner. Resting heart rate was assessed by blood pressure monitor and breath holding time was assessed by nose clip hold method. The experimental group participated for a period of six weeks and the post-tests were conducted. The variable to be used in the present study was collected from all subjects before they have to treat with the respective treatments. It was assumed as pre-test. After completion of treatment they were tested again as it was in the pre-test on all variables used in the present study. This test was assumed as post-test. Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to test the treatment effect of the training programmes on all the variables used in the study. It was observed that the six weeks of yoga have significantly improved the resting heart rate and breath holding time among college men kabaddi players.

 Keywords:

Yoga, Resting Heart Rate, Breath Holding Time, Kabaddi.

Please cite this article as:

Rajendran. M. Influence of Yoga on Resting Heart Rate and Breath Holding Time on College Kabaddi Players. International Journal of Recent Research and Applied Studies, 2015, 2, 12(27), 130 – 133.