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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2014, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A

A Study on effect of Yogasanas on flexibility, body mass index, resting heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure and perceive well-being


Author(s): Meenakshi Yadav, Saroj Malik

Abstract: Aim: The purpose of this research was to determine the effects of 10 weeks, yoga practice (Surya Namaskara) on flexibility, resting heart rate, blood pressure, BMI and perceive the well-being in Delhi University Boys. 
Subjects and methods: The method of this study was experimental research and sample were 30 male athletes, of IGIPESS (18-22 aged). Thirty subjects were randomized in two groups, experimental group (n=15) and control group (n=15). Experimental group accomplished yoga practices program for 10 weeks, 3 days a week (control group had no yoga practice). 
Results: Paired sample T-test was used to analyze the data of the study by use of SPSS software. Result showed that 10 weeks Surya Namaskara significantly decreased BMI and increased flexibility, but had no effect on restingheart rate, blood pressure and perceive well-being in experimental group. 
Conclusion: Doing 10 weeks Surya Namaskara could decreased BMI and had positive effect on flexibility therefore it is useful exercise to increase flexibility and decrease BMI. While there were no significant changes in resting heart rate and systolic and diastolic blood pressure, or perceived well-being scores in this study, Surya Namaskar exercise may be helpful over a longer period of time in maintaining optimum physical and mental health.


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How to cite this article:
Meenakshi Yadav, Saroj Malik. A Study on effect of Yogasanas on flexibility, body mass index, resting heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure and perceive well-being. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2014; 1(1): 29-32.
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