Effect of Pranayama on Cardio-Respiratory Parameters of Basketball Players

The purpose of the study was to determine the pranayama on different cardio-respiratory parameters of Basketball Players. 21 male basketball players of age ranging between 19-25 years were randomly selected as subjects from GHG KHALSA COLLEGE GURUSAR SADHAR LDH and were grouped into three experimental groups (A, B & C) i.e. Left nostril dominance group, right nostril dominance group and uni-nostril dominance group respectively and each group consisted of 7 subjects which were measured on peak flow rate, vital capacity, cardio respiratory, heart rate and respiratory rate. The three experimental groups participated in a 3 week, 4 days a week for 50 minutes of duration in their respective yogic training program. Paired T test was used to analyze the collected data on selected parameters at 0.05 level of significance. The obtained t- value of left nostril dominance experimental group, right nostril experimental group and uni-nostril dominance experimental group on Peak flow rate, vital capacity, cardio-respiratory endurance, heart rate and respiratory rate are 3.56, 3.21, 3.22; 2.26, 7.1, 2.8; 2.27, 2.29, 5.77; 3.93, 6.04, 4.3; 4.56, 6.9, 3.7 respectively which are greater than tab value of 1.94 required to be significant. After comparing mean difference it was evident that uninostril dominance has effected significantly better than right nostril dominance and left nostril dominance yogic training on all cardio-respiratory parameters.  Hence on the basis of these findings, the hypothesis made earlier that there will be significant effect of nostril dominance yogic training on selected cardio respiratory variables of basketball players is accepted for the variables.
Key Words: Nostril Dominance, Yogic Practices, Cardio- Respiratory Parameters.
Author Name: Shashi Kant
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