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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2015, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part E

Effect of yoga on Anthropometrical and physiological variables of college going students


Author(s): Kalidas Karak, Mrityunjoy Jana, Abhijit Manna

Abstract: Background:-Yoga is an important role and has made unlimited Contribution in the modern age as it caters to the biological, Sociological, Spiritual and Physiological necessities of the man. The purpose of the study was to analyze the effect of Yoga on Anthropometrical and Physiological variables of the college going male students within the age group of 18-22 years. rnMaterials & Methods:-Total 30 subjects were taken for the study from S.B.S.S Mahavidyalaya, Goaltore, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal. The Anthropometrical and Physiological parameters were Weight, BMI and Fat (%) & Pulse rate, S.B.P and D.B.P which were measured by the reputed physian. The Pre-test and Post-test were taken of all the parameters (Anthropometrical and Physiological) before and after of six (6) months of yoga training. The Weight and Height were measured by wheighing Mechine and Stadiometer respectively. They were measured for the calculation of Body Mass Index (BMI = Weight in kg/Height in meter2) and for measuring the percentage of Body Fat, Skin Fold Caliper was used. Similarly, the physiological parameters were assessed by recording the blood pressure (S.B.P and D.B.P) and pulse rate before and after six (6) months of regular yogic exercise or training. The subjects were randomly selected for the study as subjects. To measure the blood pressure mercury sphygmomanometer was used and pulse Rate was recorded after a rest for 30 minutes in right radial artery by Palpatory method. For statistical analysis and Interpretation of data ‘t’ test was conducted at 0.05 level of significance. rnResults & Discussion:-The findings of the present study reveals that there were significant difference found in reduction in the pulse rate, Systolic Blood Pressure and diastolic Blood Pressure after Six (6) months of yoga practice. The mean pulse rate (beats/min) before yoga was 78.60 which reduced significantly to 72.50 after six months of yoga practice. The mean systolic blood pressure before yoga practice was (mm of Hg) 127.50 and after six months it was lowered to a highly significant level of 120.50.The mean diastolic blood pressure before yoga was 88.60 and it was reduced significantly to 80.50. Similarly, the result of Weight, BMI and Fat (%) were also significant at 0.05 level after the Six (6) months of yoga practice. rnConclusion:-On the basis of the obtained result, it has been observed that yoga practice can be used as an intervention in ageing persons to reduce the morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular diseases. It reduces the high blood pressure, pulse rate and Body Weight, BMI and Fat (%) and plays an important role in healthy impact on the life style of a man.

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How to cite this article:
Kalidas Karak, Mrityunjoy Jana, Abhijit Manna. Effect of yoga on Anthropometrical and physiological variables of college going students. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2015; 2(2): 245-249.
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