THERAPEUTIC YOGA ASANAS ON BODY MASS INDEX AMONG CLASS-I OBESE
Keywords:Therapeutic Yoga Asanas, Body mass index, ‘t’ ratio
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of therapeutic yoga asanas on body mass index among class I obese men. To achieve the purpose of the study thirty class I obese were selected from Thanjavur District, Tamilnadu, India during the year 2020. The subject’s age ranges from 30 to 40years. The selected subjects were divided into two equal groups consists of 15 subjects each namely experimental group and control group. The experimental group underwent a therapeutic yoga asanas programme for six weeks. The control group was not taking part in any training during the course of the study. Body mass index was taken as criterion variable in this study. The selected subjects were tested on Body mass index was measured through body mass index analyzer method. Pre-test was taken before the training period and post- test was measured immediately after the six week training period. Statistical technique ‘t’ ratio was used to analyse the means of the pre-test and post test data of experimental group and control group. The results revealed that there was a significant difference found on the criterion variable. The difference is found due to therapeutic yoga asanas given to the experimental group on Body mass index when compared to control group.