Indian Journal of YOGA Exercise & Sport Science and Physical Education Ayurveda (Science of long and healthy life) described 'Human is the combination of body, mind and soul'. Ayurveda suggested 'Vyayama (exercise) for the body and yoga for mind & soul'. en-US (Prof. Samiran Mondal) (Kajal Biswas) Fri, 21 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 The Effect of Nadi Shodhan Yoga on Sinus Symptoms Associated with Hay Fever <p>Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, poses significant challenges globally, impacting<br />individuals with symptoms like sinus issues, sneezing, and nasal congestion.<br />Traditional medical approaches often focus on symptom relief, prompting<br />exploration into holistic alternatives such as Nadi Sodhan (alternate nostril<br />breathing). Grounded in ancient yogic practices, Nadi Sodhan involves rhythmic<br />breathing to harmonize life-force energy. Recognizing a lack of dedicated studies<br />in this area, our research aimed to investigate Nadi Sodhan Yoga’s potential<br />impact on sinus symptoms associated with hay fever. Involving 22 participants,<br />randomly assigned to Nadi Sodhan Yoga or control groups, the study spanned<br />an eight-week intervention using the Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life<br />Questionnaire to assess sinus symptoms. Results revealed a significant reduction<br />in troublesome symptoms, indicating the potential of Nadi Sodhan Yoga in<br />managing hay fever-related sinus issues. The study emphasizes the holistic<br />benefits of intentional breath regulation, offering insights into innovative<br />interventions for allergic rhinitis. Further exploration could deepen our<br />understanding of the intricate link between intentional breath regulation and<br />respiratory health, fostering holistic approaches to related conditions.</p> Surajit Bhattacharjee, Shubhadeep Chakraborty, Ankush Sharma Copyright (c) 2024 Indian Journal of YOGA Exercise & Sport Science and Physical Education Fri, 21 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Scientific Evidence of Practicing Gayatri Mantra: A Review Analysis <p><strong>Background:</strong> Mantra chanting practices have been seen to maintain good health and spiritual upliftment. Ancient texts admit that the mantra chanting, practised regularly with appropriate pronunciation and complete faith, alters the state of consciousness. Research on chanting has reported positive outcomes for different health parameters.<br /><strong>Aim:</strong> This article aimed to collect and analyze the available evidence of the effects of the Gayatri Mantra and to develop an ideal model to chant for achieving better health benefits.<br /><strong>Method:</strong> A systematic literature search was done on PubMed, Google Scholar, and Research Gate for published papers in English, where Gayatri Mantra alone was used as an intervention. This review included experimental studies on recent advances while spiritual texts were reviewed to develop a model for chanting. Conclusion: Based on all the scientific studies and ancient literature, the present review concludes that Gayatri Mantra may benefit health parameters. Moreover, the developed model of chanting, based on the spiritual texts, may also be incorporated into the practice.</p> Antarip Kundu, Rupesh Kumar Copyright (c) 2024 Indian Journal of YOGA Exercise & Sport Science and Physical Education Fri, 21 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Effect of Yoga Practice on Lung Capacity in Adolescent Girls <p>To get an answer to this topic, a study titled “Effect of Yoga Practice on Lung Capacity in Adolescent Girls” was carried out. A randomized controlled trial was used to conduct this study. For the research, Sevabharati Balika Sadanam in Moozhikkal, Kozhikode, selected sixty children and teenagers between 12 and 17. There were 60 participants, with 30 participants participating in the experiment and 30 serving as controls. A methodical yoga sequence that includes pranayama, meditation, and several other techniques in addition to Yin and Yang poses. The ‘paired two-tailed t-test’ was used to conduct a statistical analysis of the influence of the yoga program. At the 0.05 level of statistical Significance, there was a difference that might be considered statistically significant between the control and experimental groups.In comparison, there was no discernible improvement in the group that served as the control. The study’s findings and limitations make it possible to conclude that the one-month Yoga intervention is responsible for the improvement shown in the experimental group. Consequently, the Yoga Program efficiently increases adolescent females’ lung capacity and how long they can breathe.</p> Subramanya Pailoor, Gayathri Deth S., Sushil Prasad Mahato Copyright (c) 2024 Indian Journal of YOGA Exercise & Sport Science and Physical Education Fri, 21 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Exploring the Synergy between Yoga and Mindfulness Sport Practices: Enhancing Mental and Physical Well-Being <p>Yoga, rooted in ancient India, is a holistic practice for harmony and well-being, blending physical, mental, and spiritual disciplines. Evolving over millennia, it promotes health, mental clarity, and spiritual growth. Yoga and sports, seemingly distinct practices, share commonalities that can significantly enhance physical and mental well-being when integrated. This paper examines the synergistic relationship between yoga and sports, highlighting their shared emphasis on physical movement, mental focus, stress reduction, and community building. Both disciplines promote flexibility, strength, and concentration, which are essential for athletic performance and overall health. Additionally, they facilitate stress management and emotional well-being by releasing endorphins and relaxation techniques. Furthermore, yoga and sports foster a sense of belonging and social support, contributing to holistic wellbeing. By integrating yoga into sports training and vice versa, individuals can unlock their full potential, leading to a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle. Traditional and modern perspectives on yoga and sports are discussed, emphasising their enduring value in promoting holistic wellness. The application of yoga and sports in the education system is explored, highlighting their benefits for student development and well-being. Lastly, strategies for promoting yoga and sports as a healthy culture at national and global levels are proposed, encompassing education, community outreach, public health initiatives, infrastructure development, cultural promotion, professional training, inclusive programming, and research evaluation. By adopting a comprehensive approach, nations can foster a healthy, well-being, and active living culture, benefiting individuals and societies.</p> Loknath Deshmukh, Uttam Janghel, Aanchal Sonkuwar, Rupesh Thakur Copyright (c) 2024 Indian Journal of YOGA Exercise & Sport Science and Physical Education Fri, 21 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Analyzing the Performance and Resilience of Neeraj Chopra Through the Lens of Theory of Threat and Challenge States in Athletes <p>The present study aimed to analyze Neeraj Chopra’s performance and resilience with the help of the theory of threat and challenge states in athletes (TCTSA). Multiple quantitative and qualitative data sources, such as media bites, newspaper articles, interviews from various print and digital media, and online sites, were employed in the current study. The data collection time frame was limited to 2018 to 2021. Furthermore, the concept of resilience has been discovered and encouraged by utilizing the Theory of Challenge and Threat States in Athletes (TCTSA). In this article, we have taken the case of Neeraj Chopra and suggested that the hardship and adversities he has faced in the past can be ascribed to his resilience. His story helps us understand how important it is to expose athletes to adversities for their psychological development. This also implies that coaches should expose their trainees to stressful situations for mental growth and to build their confidence. Exposure to adversities and competition stress will help them to increase resilience. Developing a positive attitude towards adversity is also essential, as it will improve athletes’ perception of competition situations.</p> Gorky Sinha, Pushpinder Singh Copyright (c) 2024 Indian Journal of YOGA Exercise & Sport Science and Physical Education Fri, 21 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Study on the Effectiveness of Marketing through Sports <p>The intertwining of sports and marketing has become increasingly prevalent in modern society. This abstract examines the diverse approach to sports marketing, emphasizing its influence, methods, and obstacles. Sports provide a dynamic platform for marketers to engage with a wide range of people, exploiting the emotional connection and loyalty that comes with sports teams and individuals. Brands may match with the ideals and goals of sports fans through sponsorships, endorsements, and event activations, increasing brand perception and affinity. This paper investigates the effectiveness of marketing strategies deployed within the realm of sports. By analyzing various case studies and academic literature, the paper explores how sports provide a fertile ground for marketing initiatives to flourish. It examines the impact of sports marketing on brand visibility, consumer engagement, and revenue generation. Additionally, the paper discusses the challenges and ethical considerations associated with sports marketing practices. The findings contribute to a deeper understanding of the complex relationship between sports and marketing, offering insights for businesses and marketers seeking to leverage sports as a promotional platform.</p> Sushovan Gupta Copyright (c) 2024 Fri, 21 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Evaluation of Mental Skills and Temperament of Skilled Petanque Athletes of Iran <p>Researchers currently use mental characteristics and temperament for talent identification in various sports fields. Therefore, the current research aimed to evaluate the mental skills and temperament of Iranian skilled petanque athletes. The study population included all petanque (male and female) athletes participating in the national championship in 2022. Based on convenience sampling, 99 people completed the Ottawa mental skills assessment tool (OMSAT-3*), and 68 people completed Mujahidin’s ten-item Mizaj (temperament) questionnaire (MMQ). The results showed that cognitive skills are more critical than psychosomatic and basic skills in skilled (male and female) petanque athletes. Most male athletes have a moderate temperament. Therefore, coaches and specialists can consider evaluating petanque athletes’ mental skills and temperament as part of the talent identification process in this sports field.</p> Mohammadreza Shahabi kaseb, Arezou Mehranian, Rasool Zeidabadi, Jasem Manouchehri Copyright (c) 2024 Indian Journal of YOGA Exercise & Sport Science and Physical Education Fri, 21 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0000