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Perception of stress among yoga trained individuals

Divya Bagya A, Ganesan T, Maheshkumar K, Venkateswaran S T, Padmavathi R.

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Background: Yoga, originated thousands of years ago in India, is now well recognized as a form of mind-body medicine. Regular practice of yoga in the form of postures and breathing techniques stabilizes the autonomic nervous system with a tendency toward parasympathetic dominance and reduces the sympathetic arousal.

Aims and Objectives: To assess the stress level among regular yoga practicing individuals.

Materials and Methods: Regular yoga trained students (n - 90) were recruited from Government Yoga and Naturopathy Medical College, Arumbakkam, Chennai. Based on the duration of yoga practice, students were categorized into four groups: Group A (<10 months), Group B (10-20 months), Group C (20-40 months), and Group D (>40 months). Perceived stress scale (PSS) was administered for assessing stress level.

Results: The students in Group C (10.37 5.21) and Group D (11.00 4.59) showed significantly (P < 0.01) less PSS score compared with other group yoga students.

Conclusion: This study suggests that regular practice of yoga significantly reduces stress level among the practitioners, but further investigation into this relationship using large, well-defined population, adequate controls, randomization, and long duration should be explored before recommending yoga as a treatment option.

Key words: Yoga; Regular Practice; Stress; Perceived Stress Scale


 
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A DB, T G, K M, T VS, R P. Perception of stress among yoga trained individuals. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2018; 8(1): 47-50. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.0728305082017


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A DB, T G, K M, T VS, R P. Perception of stress among yoga trained individuals. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2018), [cited January 23, 2018]; 8(1): 47-50. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.0728305082017



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A, D. B., T, G., K, M., T, V. S. & R, P. (2018) Perception of stress among yoga trained individuals. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 8 (1), 47-50. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.0728305082017



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A, Divya Bagya, Ganesan T, Maheshkumar K, Venkateswaran S T, and Padmavathi R. 2018. Perception of stress among yoga trained individuals. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 8 (1), 47-50. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.0728305082017



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A, Divya Bagya, Ganesan T, Maheshkumar K, Venkateswaran S T, and Padmavathi R. "Perception of stress among yoga trained individuals." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 8 (2018), 47-50. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.0728305082017



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A, Divya Bagya, Ganesan T, Maheshkumar K, Venkateswaran S T, and Padmavathi R. "Perception of stress among yoga trained individuals." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 8.1 (2018), 47-50. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.0728305082017



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A, D. B., T, G., K, M., T, V. S. & R, P. (2018) Perception of stress among yoga trained individuals. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 8 (1), 47-50. doi:10.5455/njppp.2018.8.0728305082017



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