The Physiological Effect of Ashtanng Yoga in Enhancing Quality of Life of Young Adults


This experimental study consists of pre test and post test. The experimental group underwent a training program for three months period, where as the control group attended general workout sessions. Both groups shall consist of forty subjects each age’s b/w 18 to 21 years. It was delimited to yogic activities training schedule prepared by a book “The practical encyclopedia of ashtang yoga and meditation’’ by Jean hall & Doriel hall (2009). It was delimited to Ashtang yoga of Patanjali yoga sutras comprise asana, pranayama & meditation. It was delimited to 80 students (male and female) both and 1hour morning duration training programme exclude Sunday and gazetted holidays. It was delimited to physiologicalcal variable i.e vital capacity. The study shows that ashtang yoga can improve vital capacity of young adults. The study shows positive result in young adults & help to remove their stress in experimental group but there is no improvement in control group. This study is really helpful for positive effect in vital capacity of young adults.

Key Words: Ashtang Yoga, Distance Run, Cardiorespiratory Endurance, Young Adults Adults.

Author: Dr. Neelima Singh

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