EFFECT OF HATH YOGA AND AEROBIC ON SELECTED PSYCHOLOGICAL VARIABLES OF SCHOOL GOING GIRLS
Akansha Rajora and Vikas Prajapati
Hath yoga is an ancient Indian philosophy. In Sanskrit ‘Ha’ means ‘Sun’ and ‘Tha’ means ‘Moon’. Hath yoga is the most widely practiced form of Yoga. Aerobic exercise, such as aerobic dance, is a fun way to get fit. In this article an attempt has been made to observe the improvement occur in the psychological variable following aerobic & yoga practices among the adolescent. Aerobic dance is a popular exercise in adolescent pupil. The purpose of the study was to evaluate acute psychological (Interest and Reaction time) responses to hath yoga asana (poses), Aerobic and Combined (Hath yoga & Aerobic). 60 subjects (12-16 yrs.) were recruited and randomized to four groups. Experimental subjected completed a 6- week supervised exercise program. Control subjects continued usual activity. Three experimental group were practiced thrice a week and 30 min. per day. Interest was measured by questionnaire method. Reaction time was measured by the Nelson Hand Reaction test (1965). For testing the difference between means of selected Psychological variables of Hath Yoga Group, Aerobic Dance Group, Combined Group (Hath yoga and Aerobic dance) and control group of girls. ANOVA and ANCOVA were applied. The level of significance was set as at 0.05 level of significance. It was supervised that Hath yoga, Aerobic, Combined groups increased Interest and Reaction time but it showed that combined group (yoga & Aerobics) is better than all other groups.
Key Words: Hath Yoga and Aerobic Dance
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