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Taheri M, Irandoust K, Seghatoleslami A, Rezaei M. The Effect of Yoga Practice Based on Biorhythms Theory on Balance and Selective Attention of the Elderly Women. Salmand: Iranian Journal of Ageing. 2018; 13 (3) :312-323
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1- Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Imam Khomeini International University, Ghazvin, Iran. , m.taheri@soc.ikiu.ac.ir
2- Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Imam Khomeini International University, Ghazvin, Iran.
3- Department of Sport Sciences, Faculty of Physical Education, University of Birjand, Birjand, Iran.
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Objectives This study aimed to investigate the effect of yoga based on biorhythm theory on the balance and selective attention in the older women.
Methods & Materials A total of 35 older women with mean (SD) age of 61.1(2.8) year were randomly assigned into three groups: yoga based on biorhythm (n=13); yoga (n=13); control (n=11). Static and dynamic balance tests and Vienna system test were applied to measure the study variables. COG test was used to measure the selective attention. One-way ANOVA test was used to analyze data followed by post-hoc Tukey test.  
Results The results suggested that both motor and cognitive performance, including balance and selective attention were improved significantly (P≤0.05).  
Conclusion Given the physical and mental weakness of elderly women, practicing yoga exercises are highly recommended in the elderly.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Geriatric
Received: 2018/03/03 | Accepted: 2018/07/16 | Published: 2018/10/01

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