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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2020, Vol. 7, Issue 1, Part A

Investigation of the effects of hatha-yoga exercises on some physiological and motoric parameters in sedentary women


Author(s): Yigit Yurtaydin and Yakup Akif Afyon

Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of 8 weeks of Hatha Yoga exercises on some physiological and motor parameters in sedentary women. The descriptive characteristics of 30 sedentary women living in Ula district of Mugla province; Experimental Group (DG) (n = 15) (age X = 48.27 ± 3.51 years, height X = 160.26 ± 3.47 cm, Body Weight X = 62.78 ± 4.60 kg.), Control Group (KG) (n = 15) (age X = 46.07 ± 5.75 years, height X = 149.66 ± 41.71 cm, body weight X = 62.68 ± 299.59 kg). For the effects of 8 weeks of hatha yoga exercises on some physiological and motoric parameters (body fat, strength, balance, flexibility), pre-test and post-test comparisons were made between the control and experimental groups. In addition to their normal programs, they performed ath ‘’hatha yoga’’ 2 twice a week for 8 weeks. The control group continued their weekly schedule. Pre-tests (body weight, flexibility, body fat ratio, strength and balance) of the 2 groups were taken before the studies. At the end of 8 weeks, posttest measurements were taken. The measurements were taken in a yoga hall in Ula by a trainer with a yoga coaching certificate from Mugla Sitki Kocman University School of Physical Education and Sports. In the research, arithmetic means (X) standard deviations, independent samples t-Test (Indepented Samples t-Test), and difference between pre-test and post-test t-Test (Paired Samples t-Test) were examined at 0.05 significance level. As a result; It was observed that hatha yoga exercises applied to sedentary women for 8 weeks provided positive improvement on all physiological and motor parameters (p<0.05). Hatha Yoga program can be recommended to coaches to develop physiological and motoric features in different sports and age groups.

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How to cite this article:
Yigit Yurtaydin, Yakup Akif Afyon. Investigation of the effects of hatha-yoga exercises on some physiological and motoric parameters in sedentary women. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2020;7(1):26-30.
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