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"Sport Medicine Journal" No.30 - 2012
ARTICLE – abstract

Effect of Suryanamaskar practice on speed of movement and vital capacity

Baljinder Singh Bal1, Harbinder Singh2, Surjeet Singh2
1Department of Physical Education, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India
2Department of Physical Education, University of Kashmir, Hazratbal, Srinagar (J&K) India


The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of suryanamaskar practice on speed of movement and vital capacity. A group of 24 university girls (mean ± SD: age 21.45± 1.55 years, height 1.67 ± 0.036m, body mass 62.00 ± 3.39kg) volunteered to participate in this study. They were randomly assigned into suryanamaskar (S) and control (C) groups, n = 12 each. The S group was subjected to 5 week practice consisting of 12 asanas; the control group participated in the routine yoga training. The 5 week suryanamaskar practice brought about significant improvements in speed of movement and vital capacity. None of the variable significantly improved in Group C. The suryanamaskar practice may be recommended to improve speed of movement and vital capacity and may contribute to enhance concentration based performance and voluntary control of breathing.
Key words:

Suryanamaskar, speed of movement, vital capacity

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Effect of Suryanamaskar practice on speed of movement and vital capacity

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