Effect of asanas on dynamic balance of sedentary women
Author(s): Asit Mahara, Dr. Sentu Mitra and Sagarika Bandyopadhyay
Abstract: The objective of the study was to find out the “Effect of asanas on dynamic balance of sedentary women”. For the purpose of the study sixty sedentary women were selected purposively from Bolpur, Birbhum, West Bengal, India as the subject. They were categorized into two age group of 30 to 40 years (n-30) and 41 to 50 years (n-30). Each age group were also divided into two- experimental group (n-15) and control group (n-15). Dynamic balance was selected as the variable for the study. Eight weeks training of the selected asanas were given to both the experimental groups. Pre-test and post-test data of all the groups were taken by using modified bass test. To calculate the data descriptive statistics, Analysis of Co-variance (ANCOVA) and LSD post-hoc test were used. The level of significance was set at 0.05 level. The result revealed the significant effect on dynamic balance of the age of 30-40 years group (F-13.114) but not significant for 41-50 years group (F-3.752). On the basis of the result, it was concluded that asanas have significant effect on dynamic balance of younger aged sedentary women group.