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Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy

Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7595

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Deborah Bubela

Deborah Bubela
Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut,
358 Mansfield Road, U-1101, Storrs, CT 06269-2101
Tanzania

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  • Research Article
    A Comparison of Preschoolers' Motor Abilities Before and After a 6 Week Yoga Program
    Author(s): Deborah Bubela and Shanya GaylordDeborah Bubela and Shanya Gaylord

    Objective: While studies have demonstrated the beneficial effects of yoga for school-aged children and adults, there is limited research on the influence of yoga on preschoolers’ motor abilities. The purpose of this study was to investigate how young children respond to Hatha yoga training by comparing preschoolers’ strength, flexibility, coordination and balance before and after a 6-week yoga program. Method: A cross-over design was used to compare performance of two groups of preschool children aged 3-5 before and after a 6-week developmentally appropriate yoga training program. The short form of the Bruininks- Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, Second Edition (BOT-2) and long jump were used to quantify strength, balance and bilateral coordination. Knee extension strength was measured with hand-held dynamometry and functional flexibility of low back and hamstrings was .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7595.1000158

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