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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 69

Physiotherapy in Neurological Conditions: AB No: 168: Effect of Moon Salutations on Balance and Flexibility in Young Adults – A Pilot Study

1 MGM College of Physiotherapy, Navi Mumbai
2 K J Somaiya College of Physiotherapy, Mumbai

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DOI: 10.4103/2456-7787.361087

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Purpose: Moon Salutations have been introduced in late 20th century which said to have effects on Ida Naadi and has a predominant effect on parasympathetic nervous system & it was assessed the effects of moon salutations on anxiety and aggression in adolescents and premenstrual syndrome. Extensive positions involved in this are likely to have effect on flexibility and balance. Thus, this aims at to find out and assess the effect of moon salutations on balance and flexibility in young adultsRelevance: This study put forth a protocol which can be used to improve balance and flexibility as a part of regular physical activity & focusing on activation of parasympathetic system. Methods/Procedure: By purposive sampling technique, 42 participants in the age group of 18–30 years were screened. Those currently having any musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory impairments were excluded. 15 participants were finally enrolled for the study and their informed consent was obtained. Demographic data was recorded and baseline assessment in the form of Y-balance test and Sit & reach test (SRT) was taken. Moon Salutation protocol that consists of 28 positions was explained to participants and carried out for thrice a week for 4 weeks via online platform. After 4 weeks, post intervention assessment was taken. Analysis: Data was subjected to normality test and Wilcoxon test was taken for further within group analysis via SPSS software. Result: All parameters for Y balance test were improved. Pre and post interventional mean (SD) for SRT were 14.8(+5.4) and 22.9(+7.1) respectively. Statistically significance was seen in parameters of both outcome measures with p value less than 0.001. Conclusion: This study demonstrates positive effect of Moon Salutations in improving balance and flexibility in young adults. Implications: This protocol can be implicated in health promotional physical activities as a regular practice in young adults so as to help to improve flexibility and balance.

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