M. Saradha, A. Rajam, R. P. Balasubramanian


The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of yogic practices on selected Haemoglobin variables of college women students. To resolve the purpose of the study 40 college women were randomly selected from Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore. Their age ranged between 18 and 22 years. The selected subjects were randomly divided into two groups consisting of twenty each. No attempt was made to equate the groups. Experimental Group I underwent Yogic practices and Meditation for a period of 16 weeks. Group II acted as control group (CG) and were not engaged in any training programme other than their work. The subjects were free to withdraw their consent in case of feeling any discomfort during the period of their participation but there was no dropout during the study. The  Haemoglobin variables were selected and tested through TCDC and Shalis blood analyzer test respectively. Pre and post tests were conducted in all the variables. 16 weeks of  yogic practices were given to the experimental group for a period of 16 weeks. Dependent t test was used to determine the significant difference between the treatment means. Yogic practice group had significantly increased Haemoglobin where as the control group had no significant increase in all the variables.

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