Volume 9, Issue 1, Year 2020


Bhawna Mittal
Asst Prof. & Head, Dept of Physical Education & Sports, R.G.P.G.College, Meerut, U.P. (India)

Published 2020-07-08


  • Flexibility,
  • Senior citizen,
  • Suryanamaskar

How to Cite

Mittal, B. (2020). THE EFFECT OF SURYANAMASKAR TRAINING ON MUSCLE FLEXIBILITY OF SENIOR CITIZENS. International Journal of Physical Education, Health & Sports Sciences, 9(1), 39-42. Retrieved from https://pefijournal.org/index.php/ijpehss/article/view/6


The phase of senior citizens age begins at the age of sixty. During this stage, most individuals became retire from their active services or business. They begin to fear about their physical and psychological health. Health is a strong predicticator of well being in this age. The most observable physiological changes associated with this phase are a decline in maximal exercise capacity, decrease in muscle flexibility and an increase in body fat.  So exercise is frequently reccomded as a part of a fitness programme for senior citizens. The present study made on an attempt to determine the effect of suryanamshkar training on flexibility of senior citizens.40 senior citizen women subjects were randomly selected from Meerut. Age of the subjects was between 60 to 65 years. The subjects were randomly assigned to an experimental group and a control group. Sit and Reach(SR) test was conducted to find out the flexibility of subjects. The suryanamskar practices were employed for the 8 weeks, 6 days in a week of 60 minutes according to their age. Mean, standard deviation and  ‘t’ test were used for the analysis of data. The statistically  analysis measured that there is a significant differences appear on flexibility of experimental group after the training programme and it is proved that suryanamshkar training programme is very effective for maintain the muscle flexibility of later old age.


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