Biswajit Biswas, Saikot Chatterjee
he word “yoga” comes from a Sanskrit root “yuj” which means union, or yoke, to join, and to direct and concentrate one's attention. Yoga is an ancient system of Indian philosophy. It has been practiced for health and well-being. Several researches have shown that regular practice of yoga improves health and well-being. The purpose of the present investigation was to look for the effect of yogic intervention on Cardio respiratory fitness of overweight school children. A total of sixty (N =60) subjects were involved for this study. The subjects were randomly selected from the two schools viz. Ghoshpara Saraswati Trust Estate Vidyapith and Ramnagar Milan Bagan Siksha Niketan of the district of Nadia, West Bengal. The age of the subjects for the study was ranged from (12 -15) years. All the subjects were divided into two equal groups, one was the experimental group (n= 30) and another was the control group (n= 30). Yogic training was intervened for 12 weeks on the experimental group from 12-1.30 pm (four days per weeks). But the control group was not involved in the treatment program. VO2max was measured by Rockport Walking Fitness Test. The Analysis of co-variance (ANCOVA) was used to analyze the data. The significance of means was tested at p<0.05 level of confidence. For statistical calculations Excel Spread Sheet of windows version 7 was used. Significant improvement was observed in VO2max due to the intervention of the structured yogic training program.
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