International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Pedagogy | India | Volume 3 Issue 7, July 2014 | Rating: 6.8 / 10

Effect of Asanas and Pranayama on Weight of Males School Going Children

Dr. Uday Bhanu Kundu [3]

Abstract: Background: Yoga, an ancient culture of Indian heritage, regular practice leads to ideal physical, mental, intellectual, and spiritual health. Asana and Pranayama are the yogic practices. These have a number of beneficial physiological effects on various systems in our body. The present work was taken up as data reported on the effect of Asanas and Pranayama on weight of males school going children. Aim: To know whether there is any change in weight in the subjects practicing Asanas, Pranayama & combination of Asana Pranayama and with that of subjects not practicing any type of yoga. Materials and methods: 120 male student volunteers from Muni International School, A-2/16-18, Mohan Garden, Uttam Nagar New Delhi-110059, India, of age between 8 to 10 years were selected. Subjects were equally assigned to the four groups by using random sampling procedure i. e. three experimental groups and one control group. The experimental Group A was administered Asanas (30 subjects), Group B was administered Pranayama (30 subjects) and Group C was administered combination of Asana Pranayama (30 subjects), and Group D control group (30 subjects) was given no training of an experimental period of twelve weeks. They practiced Asanas and pranayama for 45 minutes, six days a week and Sunday has been observed as weekly off. The control group consisted of age and sex matched 30 students. Weight was recorded on kilogram (Kg) with the help of Weighing machine. Results: Asanas and combination of Asana Pranayama can significantly reduce the Weight of school going children.

Keywords: Asana, Pranayama, and Weight

Edition: Volume 3 Issue 7, July 2014,

Pages: 730 - 734

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