Effect of Surya namaskar on self-esteem and body image of sedentary middle aged women
Author(s): Dr. Vinu Bhaskar
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of Surya namaskar on Self Esteem and Body Image of sedentary middle aged women. The subjects of the study were sixty sedentary middle aged women from Alappuzha, Kerala, India. The average age of the subjects was 45 years, ranging from 40 to 50 years. The subjects were equally assigned to one experimental group and one control group by using random sampling method. Pre- test was conducted for the experimental and control groups for the selected variables and data is recorded. The experimental group participated in the training program three days per week for a period of 12weeks. The control group was not allowed to do any form of exercises during this period. The data were taken at the conclusion of the period of 12 weeks. Self Esteem was measured using the 10-item Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSE). Body Image was assessed by the 23-item Body Cathexis Scale. To find out the significant differences between Pre-test and Post-test scores of experimental and control groups data were analyzed by applying ‘t’ test. The level of significance was .05. The mean obtained by the two groups found different from each other. The findings of the study indicated that experimental group was significantly better than the control group.