The Influence of Structured Yoga Classes versus Individual Exercise Routines on Flexibility

Title

The Influence of Structured Yoga Classes versus Individual Exercise Routines on Flexibility

Authors

Presenter(s)

Madeline Marie Connaughton, Christine M Diluia, Alyssa M Marchiando, Megan E Nemecek

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Description

The purpose of this project was to determine if participation in three weeks of structured yoga class will reflect a greater increase in flexibility compared to individuals that exercise regularly, but do not participate in a structured yoga class. All participants signed an Invitation to Participate document acknowledging their willingness to volunteer. Data was collected on N = 20 University of Dayton female students; 10 of which participated in a structured yoga classes at the RecPlex, and 10 of which perform other forms of exercise besides yoga, and utilize their own stretching routine. For pre- and post- test sessions, participants were guided through a brief dynamic warm up before performing the flexibility-based assessments. The following measurements were collected and recorded during both pre- and post- test sessions: age, height, weight, leg length, torso length, arm length, YMCA sit-and-reach, and a standing toe touch test. Data was analyzed using SPSS, and result and conclusions will be presented via poster session at the Stander Symposium.

Publication Date

4-5-2017

Project Designation

Course Project - Undergraduate

Primary Advisor

Megan A Clayton

Primary Advisor's Department

Health and Sport Science

Keywords

Stander Symposium poster

The Influence of Structured Yoga Classes versus Individual Exercise Routines on Flexibility

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