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Effects of yogic exercises (Asanas) on physical efficiency of Male Kabaddi players

Author Affiliations

  • 1Maharaja Singh College of Professional Sciences, Indore, MP, India

Res. J. of Physical Education Sci., Volume 6, Issue (1), Pages 1-3, December,23 (2018)


Kabbadi was primarily devised as a way to develop the physical strength and speed in young men. To play kabaddi a player has to basically learn daring operation against opposite players, dodging and masetry over hand and feet movements. To excel in game player must learn both offensive and defensive skills. Yoga helps kabaddi players in controlling body and mind through meditation and various asanas. Yoga not only strengthens body it also helps player to recover fast from injury and also helps them in gaining more flexibility and stability. It also helps to increase their powers of concentration and to calm the mind. The purpose of the study is to determine the effect of Yogic Exercises (Asanas) on Physical Efficiency of male kabaddi players. The random group design was used for the study comprising of 25 subjects. The duration of training programme was 8 weeks. Pre and Post data relating to physical efficiency was collected and t-ratio was applied. It was found that there was significant difference in the physical efficiency of kabaddi players.


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