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1- Ferdowsi University of Mashhad Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran. , sepideh.jannati@yahoo.com
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Objectives: The aim of current study was to determine the effects of Hata yoga training on dynamic and static balances of elderly women in Mashhad.

Methods and Materials: The present study enjoys the semi-experimental design. The statistical population of the study, which has been carried out in 2009, were elderly women of Mashhad who were voluntarily invited to participate in the research. 29 healthy elderly women aged 56-72 years old have been selected who haven’t had any disease history during the last one year such as: advanced osteoporosis, hip replacement, glaucoma, Parkinson’s disease, common occurrences of dizziness, or any surgery. Before and after doing the Hata yoga training program which was performed in 3- sessions of 1- hour during 8 weeks Dynamic and static balances were evaluated by fall risk test and postural stability test respectively by Biodex Balance System. Finally data were analyzed by using Variance analysis (GLM-repeated measures) and Dependent T-test and the significance of results was α=0.05.

Results: The effects of 24 sessions of Hata yoga training were significant on static balance: overall (P=0.001), anterior-posterior (P=0.002), medial-lateral (P=0.006) and dynamic balance of elderly women (P=0.00).

Conclusion: Considering the positive influence of Hata yoga training on dynamic and static balances, it is concluded that Hata yoga training has led to the improvement muscle strength among elderly women particularly endurance and strength of muscles in lower extremity and may increase the efficiency of neuro- motor system and improve somatosensory of muscles and joints by ameliorating the existed balance and decreasing fall risk in elderly women.

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Received: 2010/07/10 | Accepted: 2010/11/20 | Published: 2011/01/01

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