Vol. 1, Issue 2 (2016)
Kinematic analysis of chakrasana in yoga
Author(s): Vikas Tomer
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to see the correlation of selected angular and linear kinematic variables and performance of chakrasana in yoga. 10 students (boys) on the basis of purposive sampling technique of age 21 ± 2 years were selected as a subject from Jiwaji University, Gwalior, those who had been undergoing training. The performance was recorded on the basis of execution of the skill. This was evaluated by 3 judges during final phase, and sequential photography was done at sagittal plane with the help of Canon- EOS T3 motor driven camera. From the photographic sequence, the stick figures were prepared by using joint point method, and segmentation method was used to measure the selected linear kinematic variable at selected moments. To see the correlation between performance of hurdle clearance and selected angular and linear kinematic variables at selected moments, the Pearson’s correlation coefficient was employed and found significant correlation in the angular kinematic variables i.e. Ankle joint (right), Knee Joint (right), Hip Joint (right), Shoulder Joint (right), Elbow Joint (right), Wrist Joint (Right) at 0.05 level of significance.