Effect of Hatha Yoga on Flexibility of College Going Female Students

Deepak Negi

Abstract


Being flexible significantly reduces the chance of injury and chronic back pain. The purpose of the study was to see the effect of Hatha Yoga training on the flexibility of female college students. So forty (40) female college students of Radha Krishna Institute Vikaspuri, New Delhi was randomly selected as subjects and further twenty (20) students were randomly selected for Control Group and remaining 20 students were selected for Experimental Group. The age of the subjects ranged from 18 to 20 years. Flexibility was selected as variable and Sit and reach test was used as a criterion measure for flexibility. Pre-test data were collected from both the group before giving 45 days of the Hatha Yoga training programme and also Post-test data were collected from both the group at the end of 45 days of the Hatha Yoga training programme. Mean, Standard Deviation and ANCOVA were used as statistical techniques for the present study. The result revealed that the 45 days of Yoga training had significantly improved the flexibility of female college going students of Radha Krishna Institute Vikaspuri, New Delhi.


Keywords


Flexibility, Hatha Yoga, Asanas, Pranayama, and Yoga Nidra

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