Vol. 1, Issue 6 (2014)
Influence of meditation and asana practices on selected psychomotor profiles among women handball players
Author(s): S. Manikandan
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of eight weeks of meditation practices and asanas on selected psychomotor profiles such as auditory reaction time and visual reaction time of women handball players. For these purpose 30 Handball players aged 18 to 22 years from the Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Annamalai University, took part in the study. Selected subjects were randomly assigned to either Meditation and Asanas Practices (n=15) or control (n=15) group. The training regimen lasted for eight weeks. Prior to and after eight weeks of Meditation and Asanas Practices the subjects were tested on selected criterion variables using standard tests and procedures. Analysis of covariance was used to determine the significant difference existing between pretest and posttest on selected criterion variables. The analysis of data revealed that eight weeks of Meditation and Asanas Practices had significant impact on selected psychomotor profiles such as auditory reaction time and visual reaction time of Handball players.