Dr. Satpal Yadav, Dr. Arvind S. Sajwan, Dr. Dominic Thomas, Ms. Banarsi Sara
Dr. Satpal Yadav, Assistant Professor, Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, NERC, Guwahati, Assam Dr. Arvind S. Sajwan, Professor, Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior, M.P. Dr. Dominic Thomas, Associate Professor Payyanur College, Payyanur, Kerala Ms. Banarsi Sara, Research Scholar LNIPE, Gwalior, M.P.
The present study aimed at assessing the effect of hatha yoga practices on maximum oxygen consumption and vital capacity of university yogis. The subjects for the study were selected on the basis of random group design. For this study twenty (N=20) yogis were included (Mean + SD: weight 52.5+4.2 kg, height 1.53+ 0.04m, age 21.5+ 1.5 years) of Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, NERC, Guwahati, Assam (India). They were purposively assigned into hatha yoga practic group (P) and control (C) groups, N=10 each. The P group was subjected to hatha yoga training programme(Matyasana (fish pose), Hal asana (Plough pose) ,Noukasana (Boat pose), Ardhachakrasanaand Bhujangasana (Cobra poses)) and the control group participated in the routine training not containing the hatha yoga mentioned. The level of p<0.05 was considered significant. The hatha yoga practicesbrought about significant improvement in Maximum oxygen consumption (t=5.029) and vital capacity (t= 6.195) in hatha yogic practice group (p) as compared with maximum oxygen consumption (t= 1.413) and vital capacity (t= 1.440) of control group (c). The hatha yoga practices had significant effect on maximum oxygen consumption and vital capacity of university yogis
Keywords : Hatha Yoga, Maximum Oxygen Consumption, Vital Capacity, University Yogis