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"Sport Medicine Journal" No.19 - 2009
ARTICLE – abstract

Effect of selected Asanas in Hatha Yoga on peak expiratory flow rate
and vital capacity among intercollege yoginis

Baljinder Singh Bal1, Poonam Sood2, Satpal Yadav3
1Physical Education & Sports of D.A.V. Institute of Engineering & Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab,India
2Physical Education of Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala, Punjab, India
3Physical Education of Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, Punjab, India


The purpose of this study was to find out the effects of selected yoga asanas on peak expiratory flow rate and vital capacity. The subjects for the present were selected on the basis of random group design. Thirty (N=30) intercollege yoginis were selected as subject for the present study from D.A.V. Institute of Engineering & Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab, INDIA. All subjects ranged between the chronological age of 18-24. The selected subjects were further divided into two groups. Experimental treatment was then assigned to group “A” and group “B” acts as control. The subjects were subjected to a six week yoga asana training programme which included Eka Pada Sirsasana, Poorna Bhujangasana, Dhanur Asana, Gomukh Asana, Chakra Asana, and Vaktayan Asana. The difference in the mean of each group for selected variable was tested for the significance of difference by “t” test. The level of significance was set at 0.05. The results have shown a significant improvement in peak expiratory flow rate, since cal. t (=6.985)> tab t .05 (14) (=2.145). The treatment of six week yoga asana training programme also showed significant improvement in case of vital capacity, since cal. t (=12.558) > tab t .05 (14) (=2.145).
Key words:

Hatha Yoga, peak expiratory flow rate, vital capacity.

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