Postural stability and flexibility responses of yoga training in women: Are improvements similar in both sexes?

Health Care Women Int. 2022 Jul 7:1-16. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2022.2061971. Online ahead of print.


The researchers’ aim is to examine the postural stability and flexibility responses of yoga training in women. The authors conducted the yoga training program 2 days a week and they assessed flexibility using the sit and reach test, trunk hyperextension test and trunk lateral flexion test. The researchers measured static and dynamic balance employing the device and database system. Then, the authors repeated all assesments were at the end of the first, the fifth and the tenth sessions. As a result of this study, the researchers revealed that the male participants had significantly poorer results in a single parameter (longitudinal sway) when compared with the female group, but the groups were statistically equivalent in this parameter after the first yoga training session. The authors also revealed that yoga was effective in improving flexibility among healthy young adults of both sexes, although the males showed greater improvement than females in the flexibility results.

PMID:35797446 | DOI:10.1080/07399332.2022.2061971

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