Effect of Hatha Yoga on BMI and Health-Related Quality of Life of Obese Children: A Pilot Study


  • Soumya Ghosh 1M.P.Ed., Research Scholar, Department of Physical Education & Sport Science, Vinaya Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan-731235, West Bengal, India https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4229-0419
  • Ashoke Mukherjee Ph.D., Corresponding Author, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education & Sport Science, Vinaya Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan-731235, West Bengal, India




Obese, Health-Related Quality of Life, Hatha Yoga


The present study aimed to find out the effectiveness of six-week hatha yoga training programme on BMI and health-related quality of life on obese children. For the purpose of the study 10 obese children selected through random purposive sampling technique from Bolpur, Birbhum, West Bengal, India. They were divided into two groups, namely HYG (N-5) and CG (N-5). BMI was calculated through height and weight. SF 36 questionnaire was used to get the information on health-related quality of life. The gathered information were analysed through ANCOVA and the significant level was kept at 0.05. The ANCOVA revealed that the six week hatha yoga training program is effective for the improvement of BMI and health-related quality of life of obese children.


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How to Cite

Ghosh, S., & Mukherjee, A. (2023). Effect of Hatha Yoga on BMI and Health-Related Quality of Life of Obese Children: A Pilot Study. Indian Journal of YOGA Exercise & Sport Science and Physical Education, 8(1), 7–19. https://doi.org/10.58914/ijyesspe.2023-8.1.2