A Comparative Study on Effect of Different Variation of Chakra Meditation on Brow Chakra of Athletes | Original Article
Chakra verbally means “Wheels of light”. Our body has 7 major and many minor chakras. (Shiv Samhita, 2012) These 7 chakras are situated from base of spine to the top of head. These are psychic centre of the astral body governing a group of functions (The serpent power, 1919). To attain the purpose of the study, 45 students were selected as subjects from Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. The age of the subjects ranged between 18 to 25 years. For administration feasibility three intact groups were formed, namely group 1, group 2 and group 3 with each group consisting of fifteen students. The treatment (chakra meditation with beej mantra chanting, chakra meditation with chakra colour, and control group) was randomly allotted among groups. The training duration was five days in a week for total eight weeks. The brow chakra was selected for the study. The criterion measure chosen for testing the chakras in this study was Auramed Biopulsar Reflexograph and the energy readings of root chakra was recorded in percentage before the training programme (pretest), after 4 and 8 weeks of training programme. To compare the effects of different chakra meditation training and training duration on selected chakra 3 (Training Durations) X 3 (Training Variations) between within factorial ANOVA was used as the statistical technique and the level of significance was set at 0.05. Partial Eta Square was also calculated to see the effect size of treatment. The SPSS-20 software was used for analysis. The findings indicated that there was a significant main effect of training durations, groups and interaction effect between training durations and groups on brow chakra.