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Role of yogic practice influence the psychological factors in the development of women sports

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N. Sundar Raj ,
N. Sundar Raj

Associate Professor, Saveetha School of Physical Education, Saveetha University, Chennai, India

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James Zachariah ,
James Zachariah

Associate Professor, Madras Christian College, Chennai, India

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M. Vijay Amirtharaj ,
M. Vijay Amirtharaj

Associate Professor, Saveetha School of Physical Education, Saveetha University, India

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M. Prasanna ,
M. Prasanna

Physical Director, New Prince Sri Bhavani Arts and Science College Medavakkam Chennai, India

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P. Ranjith ,
P. Ranjith

Director of Physical Education, Sri Sairam Institute of Technology, India

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Abstract

The involvement of women in sports in India is generally low owing to a dearth of spectator interest and inadequate coverage of women's sports. Factors such as women's limited access to education, societal perceptions of women in sports, self-esteem, self-confidence, menstruation abnormalities, self-image or body image, gender role orientation, and competitiveness should all be taken into account. Yoga is sometimes seen as not being a sport, although it is really a physical exercise that follows rules, can be done competitively, and has measurable outcomes. Multiple reasons contribute to the low engagement of women in sports throughout society. Family has a profound impact, often initiating early engagement in sports, although this differs according to gender. Female participation in sports is often seen unfavorably. Societal attitudes and biases are another factor that impacts sports participation. For instance, many girls refrain from engaging in certain hobbies out of concern that they would be seen as masculine. This is because societal attitudes and biases about sexuality hinder females from participating. Female athletes possess psychological traits that include gender role orientation in several sports, including wrestling, weight lifting, and bodybuilding. These activities have traditionally been deemed unsuitable for women due to the possible adverse consequences of masculinization. Intensive training contributes to the improvement of self-esteem, self-image, and body image. Engaging in athletic activities also aids in the promotion of positive body image. It enhances body contour and promotes a harmonious physique, thereby enhancing self-perception. Yoga enhances strength, flexibility, and balance, all of which are vital for athletes. The majority of yoga postures are essential for enhancing strength, improving the range of motion, mobility, and coordination in athletic performance, as well as preventing injuries.

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Sundar Raj N, Zachariah J, Vijay Amirtharaj M, Prasanna M, Ranjith P. Role of yogic practice influence the psychological factors in the development of women sports. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología - Serie de Conferencias [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 11 [cited 2024 Jul. 20];3:888. Available from: https://conferencias.saludcyt.ar/index.php/sctconf/article/view/888

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