EFFECTS OF YOGA PRACTICES ON SELECTED PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF UNIVERSITY OF KERALA INTER-COLLEGIATE MEN FOOTBALL PLAYERS

Authors

Dr. Aneesh Rajappan (Assistant Professor)
TKMM College, Nangiarkulagara, Alapuzha, Kerala – 690 513

Dr. V. A. Manickam (Assistant Professor)
Alagappa University, Karaikudi – 630 004, Tamilnadu, India.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to find out the effects of yoga practices on selected physiological parameters of University of Kerala inter-collegiate men football players. The study was conducted on thirty football players from various colleges affiliated to Kerala University of Kerala, who have participated in University of Kerala inter-collegiate men football tournaments. Subjects were randomly assigned equally into two groups, Group –I underwent yogic practices group (n=15) and group II (n=15) acted as control group. Resting pulse rate, Breath holding time and Cardio respiratory endurance were selected as creation variables. The training programme was restricted to 12 weeks. Resting pulse rate was assessed by Radial pulse method, Breath holding time was assessed by Manuel method and Cardio Respiratory Endurance was assessed by Cooper’s 12 minutes run/walk test. The data was collected from the experimental and Control Groups before and after the 8 weeks of training programme were statically examined with Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Resting Pulse Rate, Breath Holding Time and Cardio Respiratory Endurance showed significant difference between the groups.