2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Influence of yogic practices on depression, anxiety and stress among private school teachers
Author(s): P Karthika
The purpose of this study was to find out the influence of yogic practices on depression anxiety and stress among private school teachers. To achieve the purpose of the study, 20 female private higher secondary school teachers were randomly selected from Chennai. The age group of the subjects ranged from 35 to 45 years. The selected subjects were randomly assigned into experimental group and control group. The experimental group underwent 12 weeks of yogic practices 6 days a week. The yogic practices included loosening exercises, Suryanamaskar, specific asanas, pranayama and meditation for the duration of 45 minutes. Control group didn’t undergo any such practices. All the subjects of experimental and control groups were assessed on level depression, anxiety and stress using DASS-21 questionnaire (Depression Anxiety and stress Scale -21) before and after the 12 weeks of study period. The obtained data were analyzed using Analysis of Co-variance (ANCOVA) to analyze the significance between the group, between the pretest and posttest for each of the selected variables. The results showed that the twelve weeks yogic practices significantly reduced depression anxiety and stress among private school teachers.
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How to cite this article:
P Karthika. Influence of yogic practices on depression, anxiety and stress among private school teachers. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):2053-2055.