EFFECTS OF YOGIC PRACTICE ON SELECTED BODY COMPOSITION VARIABLES AMONG MILD INTELLECTUALLY CHALLENGED PERSONS

A. Yuvaraj

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Purpose of the study was to facilitate the Effects of yogic practices on selected body composition variables among intellectually challenged persons for this study twenty (N=20) male mild intellectually challenged persons were randomly selected as a subject from Paradise special school, Muttukadu in Chennai, India. Their Age ranged between 14-18 years. They were randomly divided in to two equal groups of ten (n=10) subjects each namely experimental group and Control group. Experimental group underwent to yogic practice for the period of twelve weeks and no training are given to the control group. Body composition variables such as Body Mass Index (BMI) and percentage body fat (%) were selected as dependent variables and independent variables were only yoga. The data was collected before and after the experimental treatment period. Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) statistical technique was used in this study. It was concluded that Body Mass Index (BMI) and percent body fat (%) level of experimental group were significantly altered due to the influence of twelve weeks practices of yoga when compare with control group of mild intellectually challenged persons.

 

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mild intellectually challenged persons, body composition variables, BMI, and percentage body fat

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