Effect of Trataka Practice on Eye Health of Physical Education Students with Eye ProblemJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2022-03-05
Authors : Dileep P A;
Page : 125-127
Keywords : Trataka; Eye health; Visual acuity;
Introduction: Human eyes do wondrous things. Eyesight is one of the most valuable assets to any human being. Yoga as a practice has innumerable benefits that positively affect an individual both physically and mentally. Trataka is a form of meditation also known as ?concentrated gazing?. It is most commonly referred to as ?candle gazing?. Objective: The study was to examine the effects of Trataka practice on eye health of physical education students. Methodology: Five physical education trainees pursuing their BPED and MPED courses were selected as a subject. The study design was a pre-post experimental study. Single subject research design is used in this study. A convenient sampling technique was used to select the subjects. This study included subjects who having problems with visual acuity and with migraine problem. They perform Trataka practice on everyday basis after Pre-test till five weeks duration, for approximately 20 minutes everyday evening after practical classes. In order to test the visual acuity of selected subjects, Landolt Ring reference optotype for use in the vision-testing was used. Results: In this study, It was found that Un-Corrected Visual Acuity of right eye in one subjects improved significantly from severe low vision to moderate low vision. It was found that the Un-Corrected Visual Acuity of left eye in one subjects decreased significantly from normal to moderate low vision. There were no significant changes in Best-Corrected Visual Acuity of both right and left eye due to practice of Trataka. Conclusion: This study concludes that there is significant increase, decrease and no changes in the subjects with visual acuity after practicing trataka.
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