2019, Vol. 4, Issue 2
Effect of yoga therapy and progressive muscle relaxation on stress level in college students
Author(s): S Rajeshkannan, VST Saikumar and J Suresh
Therapies involving in mind and body interventions are being used increasingly in stress reduction. Nowadays college students are under various stress factors that hinder their performance in the academics leading to physical and mental disorders. The aim of this study is find out the effect of yoga therapy and progressive muscle relaxation on stress levels in college students. The study was conducted with students of KG College of health sciences where fifty students were selected based on the selection criteria and divided in to two groups where Group A (n=25) received yoga therapy and Group B (n=25) received progressive muscle relaxation. Sessions for both groups were conducted simultaneously for six weeks with one session per day on alternative days in the evening. Depression, anxiety and stress scale (DASS 42) was used, in which the stress subscale is alone accounted to assess the stress levels in the individuals before and after the six weeks of therapy sessions. The pretest and post test data were collected before and after the therapy sessions and interpretation was done using student ‘t’ test. The results of the study showed that there significant difference in the pretest and post test values of both groups but the group a showed superior mean difference than group B. The study concludes that there is significant reduction in applying yoga therapy and progressive muscle relaxation in college students in stress reduction but yoga therapy showed more significant improvement than progressive muscle relaxation.
Pages: 137-138 | 380 Views 18 Downloads
How to cite this article:
S Rajeshkannan, VST Saikumar, J Suresh. Effect of yoga therapy and progressive muscle relaxation on stress level in college students. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(2):137-138.