Biomechanical characteristics in yoga sirsasana

Yo Chen, Cho Wei Lee, Yu Lan Chen, Hui Ting Lin, Jia Hao Chang*


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1 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


The aim of this study was to understand how to process Yoga headstand and the difference between genders in headstand. Twelve skilled participates were recruited in this study (Males 34.1 ± 3.3 years, N=6; Females 36.5 ± 3.9 years, N=6). The 10 camera Vicon motion capture system, Kistler force plate, and Medilogic pressure mat were used synchronously to record the movement, ground reaction force, and pressure distribution during headstand. The Mann-Whitney U test and Friedman test (α=0.05) was applied to assess the statistics. The trunk, hip, knee, and ankle joint angles were -0.4±2.6°, -0.8±4.1°, -0.2±5.0°, and 23.4±8.3°, respectively, in all subjects. The pressure distribution was 38 ± 19%, 29 ± 12%, and 33 ± 9% on subjects' heads, right elbows, and left elbows, respectively. The COP trajectory was 31.2 ± 17.4cm and surface area was 5.3 ± 1.4cm2. No significant differences were found in joint angles, overall force distribution, and COP trajectory and surface area between genders. Both males and females distribute body weight to the supports of head and elbows equally and kept the body straight and erect on the ground during Yoga headstand.

期刊Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology
出版狀態已發佈 - 2017 5月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生物醫學工程


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