The present is study was to analyze the effects of an integrated yogic practice on the selected psychological variables among the senior citizen.
The subjects were selected from the male senior citizens of Coimbatore. The subjects age ranged from 60 to 70 years. The convenience sampling method was adapted for the male senior citizens from Coimbatore. The Psychological variables were in Anxiety and Depression. The subjects were divided into two equal groups namely. Yogic Group and Control group each consist of 15 subjects of total 30 subjects. The selected subjects were initially tested on the criterion variables used in this study and this was considered as a pre – test. After the assessment of pre –test, the subjects belong to the Yogic Group were treated with the meditation and pranayama practices. As far as the subject in the Control Group was considered they were not given any specific training.
Statistical tool: The collected data were statistically analyzed with the paired sample‘t’ test to find the significant improvement between the pre and posttest of all group.
Conclusion: It was concluded that the 12 week of training practice showed a significant improvement in Anxiety and Depression in the Yogic Group.