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Effect of Hatha Yoga on stress and recovery of collegiate female athletes


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The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of four consecutive sessions of Hatha yoga on stress and recovery of collegiate female athletes (cross country, soccer, and volleyball). Twenty-five healthy female athletes were randomly divided into two groups, experimental (Yoga, Y; n=14, age=19.3±1.3 years) and control (No Yoga, C; n=11, age=19.7±3.6 years). Hatha yoga was performed for four consecutive days, at 30-40 minutes per session, and consisted of breathing exercises, meditation, asanas/postures, sun salute, and relaxation. Participants continued to perform their usual training with their respective teams during the week of the experiment. The Recovery-Stress Questionnaire for Athletes (RESTQ-Sport) was completed two days before and one day after four consecutive days of yoga (Y) or no yoga (C). There was a significant decrease (p = .008) in global stress scores (2.58±.94 to 2.01±.68) for Y, but not C (2.60±.55 to 2.41±.85, p = .132). Global recovery scores for Y (2.86±.59 to 2.82±.00, p = .405) and C (2.95±.70 to 2.95±.61, p = .527) were unchanged pre to post. Hatha yoga practice appears to decrease stress in collegiate female athletes. Thus, appropriate incorporation in the training program may reduce the negative effects of overtraining.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Physical therapy;
Health sciences;
Health education
Classification
0382: Physical therapy
0566: Health sciences
0680: Health education
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Education
Title
Effect of Hatha Yoga on stress and recovery of collegiate female athletes
Author
Sharma, Pritha
Number of pages
75
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
0424
Source
MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124536767
Advisor
Kendrick, Kevin
University/institution
Lamar University - Beaumont
University location
United States -- Texas
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1490192
ProQuest document ID
858620794
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/858620794
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