International Journal of Sports, Health and Physical Education
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 2
Linear periodization of yoga training development on body fat composition
R Ramya, Dr. D Rajalakshmi
We are looking for a more flexible, strong, capable body and a clear, positive heart and mind then yoga is given from us. A great form of exercise that will improve our fitness, as well as aiding with mental wellbeing. Yoga is a Sanskrit term meaning ‘to join, unite or yoke together’, and the essential purpose of yoga is to bring together body, mind and spirit into a harmonious whole. The central methods of yoga are physical postures or ‘asanas’ and movement, breathing techniques or ‘pranayama’ and meditation. Yoga includes guidance on healthy lifestyle, eating habits, mental attitude, and Ayurvedic medicine is also part of the Yogic path to health and balance. Physical benefits of yoga those are improved posture, Better sleep, increased natural energy level and vitality, Greater flexibility, strength and stamina. Yoga Gains Better balance, stronger immune system, Pulse and respiratory rate decreases, Blood pressure decreases, cardiovascular efficiency increases, Respiratory efficiency increases, Cholesterol decreases, Cleansing and regulating of all body systems. Purpose: This study was to find out the Effect of Linear Periodization of Yoga Training on Body Fat Composition. Hypothesis: It was hypothesized that the Effectiveness of Linear Periodization Yoga Training on Body Composition programme may improve the obesity. Methodology: This study was designed to deal with the impact of Effectiveness of Linear Periodization Yoga Training on Body Fat Composition Such as Body Fat Percentage and Visceral Fat. Twenty four women subjects from Madurai district were randomly selected as subjects and their age was between 30 to 35 years. They were assigned into two groups. The selected subjects were divided into experimental group and control group at random. Linear periodization (LP) training initially uses high volume and low intensity. The training for LP progresses through mesocycles or phases where the volume decreases, and intensity increases. This style of training is broken down into phases that focus on hypertrophy, strength, power, and transition phases. Statistical technique: Analysis of‘t’ ratio was used in this study. The level of significance is 0.05 level of confidence which considered being the appropriate from this study. Conclusion: There was significant improvement of linear periodization Yoga training group on mass of Body Fat and Visceral fat.