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2022, Vol. 9, Issue 4, Part E

Effect of progressive yogic practices on health related physical fitness of rural middle age women: A randomized pilot study


Author(s): Tumpa Kirtania, Subhashis Biswas and Ashok Goon

Abstract: The impact of progressive yogic practices on the health-related physical fitness of rural middle-aged women was investigated in the study. 36 middle-aged rural women were randomly selected for a placebo-controlled exploratory yoga intervention experiment. Experimental group followed a progressive yogic training protocol (three sessions/week for three months), a simplified version of Common Yoga Protocol, which was released by Ministry of AYUSH. Demographic and selected health-related physical fitness components were assessed before and after three months of progressive yogic training. According to distribution pattern, a one-way ANOVA was applied and a significant change in resting heart rate (p=0.004), flexibility (p=4.83e-6), and muscular endurance (p=0.005) were found. However, an improvement but not a statistically significant difference has been observed in predicted V̇O2max (p=0.059). Three months of progressive yogic training helps middle-aged rural women keep or improve health-related physical fitness. It also lowers resting heart rate and increases flexibility and muscular endurance.

DOI: 10.22271/kheljournal.2022.v9.i4e.2603

Pages: 269-273  |  138 Views  26 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Tumpa Kirtania, Subhashis Biswas, Ashok Goon. Effect of progressive yogic practices on health related physical fitness of rural middle age women: A randomized pilot study. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2022;9(4):269-273. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/kheljournal.2022.v9.i4e.2603
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