This study investigated the impact of yogic practices on selected health related fitness parameters of Tribal students. To achieve the purpose of the study, 30 tribal students were selected from N.S.Iya memorial higher secondary school, Ketti Palada, Nilgiris District. The subjects were randomly assigned to two equal groups (n=15). Group- I underwent Yogic practices (YTG) and group - II was acted as a control group (CG). Yoga training was given to the experimental group for 3 days per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) for a period of twelve weeks. The control group was not given any sort of training except their routine work. The health related fitness parameters namely muscular strength (measured by one minute sit ups test) and flexibility (measured by sit and reach test) were assessed before and after the training period. The data collected from the subjects was statistically analyzed using‘t’ test to find out significant improvement if any at 0.05 level of confidence. The result of the muscular strength and flexibility speculated significant improvement due to the influence of Yogic practices with the limitations of diet, climate, lifestyle status and previous training. The result of the present study coincides with the findings of the investigation done by different experts in the field of sports sciences. Yogic practices significantly improved muscular strength and flexibility of Tribal students.
KeywordsYogic Practices Muscular Strength Flexibility Tribal
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