Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
The effect of yoga, physical exercises and demographical factors on vital capacity variable of secondary school students
Author(s): Dr. Savitri S Patil, Dr. Rajkumar P Malipatil
Abstract: The purpose of the study was intended to assess the effect of yogic and physical exercises on Cardiovascular Endurance for this purpose hundred fifty students studying in various classes of Government high school Nagathan and Sanganbasaveshawar residential school of Vijayapaur in Karnataka state in age group of 14-16 years were selected. They were divided into three equal groups, each group consist of 100 subjects, in which group-I underwent yoga practices, group-II underwent physical exercises and group –III acted as control group who were not allowed to participated and receive any special treatment apart from their regular curriculum classes’, The training period for this study was six days a week for twelve weeks, the before and after the training period, the subjects were tested for vital capacity. The analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was applied to find out which group has better in performance, whenever “F” ratio for adjusted test was found to be significant for adjusted post-test means Scheffe’s test was followed, as a post hoc to determine which of the paired means differ significantly. It was drawn conclusions that after the training of yoga and physical exercise both training has improved in their vital capacity, but significant difference was noticed in vital capacity among the physical exercise and yoga group comparing their counterpart urban group.