International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 7, Part F (2016)
Effects of variation of yogic practices on BMI and flexibility among obese college men
The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of variations of yogic practices on BMI and flexibility among the obese men. To achieve the purpose of the study 75 men subjects were selected from the VEL Tech. Engg. College, Avadi, Chennai. The selected subjects were equally divided into three groups with 25 subjects in each group. The Experimental group –I (N=25) underwent Suryanamaskar with Pranayama practice (SPPG), The Experimental group –II (N=25) underwent Suryanamaskar with Meditation practice and The Control group (N=25) did not undergo any specific training. The experimental groups engaged with yoga training schedules planned for the period of 8 weeks for three alternative days in a week. The study variables including Body Mass Index (BMI) and Flexibility( sit and reach); The results showed Suryanamaskar with Pranayama practice Group (SPPG), Suryanamaskar with Meditation practice groups significantly decreased in BMI; however no changes of BMI in the control group and not showed any significant improvement. The flexibility increased due to Suryanamaskar with Pranayama group, Suryanamaskar with Meditation practice group.
How to cite this article:
V Parthiban, Dr. V Vallimurugan. Effects of variation of yogic practices on BMI and flexibility among obese college men. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(7):391-393.