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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part D

Effect of yogasana on academic performance of school going students


Author(s): Dr. Kalidas Karak, Abhijit Ghoshal and SK Rasid Mahammad

Abstract: Introduction: The world is becoming more and more competitive. Quality of performance has become the key factor for personal progress. The desire for the high level of achievement puts a lot of pressure on students, teachers, Schools and in general educational system. Achievement is the end product of all educational Endeavors. Yoga helps the students for promoting the Academic performance. Practice of Yoga would directly contribute to human resource development and improvement in the quality of life by developing their fitness (Physical, mental, emotional as well as spiritual). It enhances the quality of life by improving motor ability.
Purpose: Purpose of the study was to find out the effect of Yogasanas on academic performance of school going students.
Materials & Methods: To achieve the purpose, total one hundred (100) high school students were randomly selected for the study. They were taken from Harimara Konarpur S.S.C High School, Konarpur, Patharpara, Goaltore, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal. The subjects were divided into two groups. One group was utilized as the control group and the other as experimental group. Each group contains fifty (50) subjects. The Experimental group (yoga group) has been given the twelve (12) weeks yoga training in the school campus. The training schedule were fixed in the morning session as well as in the afternoon session minimum time duration 60-90 minutes per session with various types of Yogasanas including slow warming up, warm down and resting time between and set of the exercises. On the other hand, Control group (Non-yoga group) has not given the yoga training. The Pre-test and post-test mean scores of the two groups have been taken and their scores are recorded. The Independent Paired-‘t’ test was conducted for evaluate the data and the level of significance was fixed at 0.05 level of confidence. The academic performance of the subject was collected from their office records.
Results & Discussion: The data was analyzed statistically by computing mean, standard deviation and‘t’ test. The pre-test and post-test mean, SD and MD of the control group are (61.50±3.05) & (62.35±3.85) and 0.85 respectively. The calculated value (1.47) was less than the table value (2.01), so the result was insignificant. Similarly, the pre-test and post-test mean, SD and MD of the Experimental group are (62.50±3.68) & (70.60±5.15) and 8.10 respectively. The calculated value (5.63) was more than the table value (2.01), so the result was significant. The hypothesis was tested at 0.05 level of confidence. The Significant result was found in the academic performance of the experimental group due to yoga training.
Conclusion: On the basis of the obtained result, it has been observed that experimental group has the better academic performance than the control group due to yoga training programmes.


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Dr. Kalidas Karak, Abhijit Ghoshal and SK Rasid Mahammad. Effect of yogasana on academic performance of school going students. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2016; 3(4): 194-197.
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