Impact of Short-Term Practice of Yoga on Anxiety and Stress Control among Football Players

Journal: GRENZE International Journal of Engineering and Technology
Authors: K.A. Ramesh
Volume: 3 Issue: 3
Grenze ID: 01.GIJET.3.3.52 Pages: 62-65

Abstract

The present study was designed to find out the impact of short-term practice of yoga on anxiety and stress control among Football players. To attain the purpose, thirty men (N=30) Football players studying Anna University BIT campus, Tirucirappalli District, Tamilnadu during the year 2015-2016 were selected randomly as subjects. The subjects were assigned at random into two groups of fifteen each (n=15). Group-I underwent Yoga Practice and Group-II acted as Control. The short term yoga practice that is four weeks duration was given for Experimental group and it was restricted number of sessions per week was confined to five in a week. Among different type of Anxiety State Anxiety only taken for this investigation. Anxiety and stress only selected as dependent variable and it was assessed through questionnaire developed by Spielberger(1966) and Everly and Girdano’s respectively. All the subjects were tested prior to and immediately after the training for all the selected variables. Data were collected and statistically analyzed using ANCOVA to determine the significant difference between the means. In all the cases 0.05 level of significance was fixed. The results of the study showed that there was a significant difference between yoga practices group and control group. The Experimental groups namely Yoga Practice group, had significantly decrease in the Anxiety and Stress.

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