International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 9, Part I (2016)
Effects of pranayama, suriya namaskar and combined practices on health related fitness of college students
Dr. Divya K
The purpose of the study was to find out the “Effects of pranayama, suriya namaskar and combined practices on health related fitness of college students”. To achieve this purpose of the study sixty students studying in Alagappa Arts College, Karaikudi, and Tamil Nadu were randomly selected as subjects. The age of the subjects were ranged between 18 to 22 years. The selected subjects were divided in to four equal groups of fifteen subjects each. Group I underwent pranayama practices and Group II underwent Suriya namaskar practice, group III underwent combined training for five days per week for eight weeks. Group IV acted as control that did not participate in any special training programme apart from their regular activities as per their curriculum. The following health related fitness was selected as dependent variables. The cardio respiratory endurance was measured by 9 minutes run and walk test and unit of measurement was meters. The Body mass Index was measured by (height was measured by stadio-meter and weight was measured by weighing machine) unit of measurement was centimeters and Kilograms. The muscular strength was measured by modified pushups test and the unit of measurement was in numbers per minute. The muscular endurance was measured by modified Bent knee sit ups and the unit of measurement was in numbers per minute. All the subjects of four groups were tested on selected dependent variables at prior to and immediately after the training programme. The analysis of covariance was used to analyze the significant difference. If any among the group since, four group were compared whenever they obtained “F” ratio for adjusted post test was found to be significant, the scheffe’s test to find out the paired mean differences if any. The 0.5 level of confidence was fixed as the level of significance to test the “F” ratio obtained by the analysis of covariance which was considered as an appropriate.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Divya K. Effects of pranayama, suriya namaskar and combined practices on health related fitness of college students. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(9): 619-622.