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Effects of selected meditative asanas on kinaesthetic perception and speed of movement


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Study aim: To assess the effects of selected meditative asanas on kinesthetic perception and movement speed.Material and methods: Thirty randomly selected male students aged 18 - 24 years volunteered to participate in the study. They were randomly assigned into two groups: A (medidative) and B (control). The Nelson's movement speed and reaction test and horizontal space test (to assess the kinaesthetic ability to determine specific positions along the horizontal line) were applied. The subjects from Group A were subjected to 8-week training of meditative asanas which included Padmasana, Siddhasana, Sukhasana, Vajrasana and Ushtrasana.Results: The kinaesthetic perception and movement speed significantly (p<0.001) improved (by nearly 10%) in Group A compared with the control one.Conclusions: Training asanas may be recommended to improve concentration-based performance.







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  • Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab
  • Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab
  • Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India


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