The Impact of Ashtang Yoga Practice on Flexibility


This experimental study consists of pre test and post test. The experimental group underwent a training program for three months period, whereas 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 Physical Fitness variable i.e. Flexibility. The study shows that ashtang yoga can improve Flexibility 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 Flexibility of young adults.

Statistical Analysis: The obtained data was compiled and tabulated variable- wise and group- wise. The analysis was done with the help of SPSS Version 16 (statistical package of social sciences) .In order to analyses the data the present study, t-test test has been used. To differentiate PrTMS and PoTMS of groups experimental and control, paired‘t’-test was considered and to differentiate PoTMS of groups experimental and control, Independent ‘t’ test was considered. The CI was 0.05.

Key Words: Ashtang yoga, Flexibility, Physical Fitness, Young Adults.

Author: Dr. Neelima Singh

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