IJFANS International Journal of Food and Nutritional Sciences

ISSN PRINT 2319 1775 Online 2320-7876

Impact of Yogic Pratices on Flexibility and Balance of College Athletes

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Dr. Ramdas R. Jadhav


The aim of this study was to find out the impact of yogic practices on flexibility and balance of college athletics. The research population included sixty (60) male subjects between the age group of 18 to 28 years were selected as subject from Dept. of Physical Education, Rajarshi Shahu College of Arts, Commerce & Science Pathri, Dist. Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. The subjects were purposively assigned into two groups: Group-A : Experimental Group (N=30) and Group-B : Control Group (N=30). All the subjects were informed about the objective and protocol of the present study. The subject from Group-A were subjected to 6 weeks yogic practices. The training consisted of variety of yogic asanas like Parsottanasana, Adho-Mukh-Svanasana, Utthita Parsva Konasana, Dhanurasana, Bhujangasana, Paschimottanasana, Sarvangasana, Halasana, Vrksasana, Utkatasana, Virbhadrasana. Sit and Reach (SR) test for flexibility and Stork Stand (SR) test for balance was used for measurement of independent variables. Descriptive analysis and independent „t‟ test were applied at 0.05 level of significant. The result revealed that the 6 weeks yogic practices brought about significant improvement in flexibility (t=8.06,) and balance (t=5.92) in Group-A as a compared with the Group-B. Findings concluded that regular practices may improve the college athlete‟s flexibility and balance

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