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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2021, Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part D

Effect of yogic practices on flexibility resting pulse rate and anxiety among geriatric population


Author(s): G Malini and Dr. R Saravanan

Abstract: Purpose of the study: The purpose of the present study was to find out the effect of yogic practice on flexibility, resting pulse rate and anxiety among male geriatric population.
Materials and Methods: For this purpose, thirty geriatric men those who were residing at Anbagam Old Age Home, Mariappanagar, Annamalainagar town, Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu, India were selected as subjects. The age of the subjects were ranged from 65 to 70 years. They were divided into two equal groups, each group consisted of fifteen subjects, in which experimental group - I underwent yogic practice, and group - II acted as control that did not participate in any special activities apart from their regular day-to-day activities. The training period for the study was six days (Monday to Saturday) in a week for twelve weeks. Prior and after experimental period; the subjects were tested on flexibility, resting pulse rate and anxiety. Flexibility was measured by sit and reach test, resting pulse rate was assessed by counting the pulse for one minute and anxiety was assessed by Taylor's Manifest Anxiety Scale.
Statistical tool used: The examination of ‘t’ – test and assumption of equality of variance (Leven’s test-homogeneity) and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was utilized to discover the critical contrast, assuming any, between groups on each selected variables, independently. In all the cases, 0.05 degree of certainty was fixed to test the importance, which was considered as proper.
Results: The result of the study shows that the yogic practice group improves the flexibility, and decreased the resting pulse rate and anxiety significantly.
Conclusions: It was concluded from the results of the study that yogic practice has bring positive changes in flexibility, resting pulse rate and anxiety as compare to the control group.


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How to cite this article:
G Malini, Dr. R Saravanan. Effect of yogic practices on flexibility resting pulse rate and anxiety among geriatric population. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2021;8(3):239-242.
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