Author(s): Sadhana Dadhore, G.Paran Gowda
The major objective of the paper is to propose a novel method of awakening the potentially dormant energy in learning the Yogasanas through the modified Chess game. It is hypothesized that one can pra ctice Yogasanas and build the body and mind through Chess game. All 32 pawns (both white and black pieces) are chiselled with 32 yogasanas based on each pawn’s power and position. When two playing opponents move their respective pawn positions, simultaneously they are moving with all 32 asana pawns in each move. The probabilities of getting skilled in yogasanas about the pawn positions are tested with 300adolescents age group between 12-16 years from the secondary education schools. An Item questionnaire of 20 values of yogasanas, questionnaire is prepared. Psychometric analysis of data is carried out using SPSS. The Validity and Cronbach’s alpha values are found to be 0.84 and 0.66 respectively. The KMO measure of sampling adequacy and Bartlett’s test of sphericty is found to be 0.712. Factor analysis is carried out and correlation values are found to be highly significant at p<0.0005. Incorporating Yogasana based education curriculum in schools may be useful in building the physical and mental capabilities of the students.