Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2021, Volume: 14, Issue: 12, Pages: 995-1005
Wen Xu1*, Itagi R Kumar2, Thaiyar M Srinivasan3
1PhD scholar, Division of Yoga and Physical Sciences, S-VYASA Deemed-to-be-University, No.19, Eknath Bhavan, Gavipuram Circle, Kempegowdanagar, Bengaluru, 560019, Karnataka, India. Tel.: +91 9380403747
2Associate Professor, Division of Yoga and Physical Sciences, S-VYASA Deemed-to-be- University, No. 19, Eknath Bhavan, Gavipuram Circle, Kempegowdanagar, Bengaluru, 560019,
3Professor, Division of Yoga and Physical Sciences, S-VYASA Deemed-to-be-University, No.19, Eknath Bhavan, Gavipuram Circle, Kempegowdanagar, Bengaluru, 560019, Karnataka, India
Tel: +91 9380403747
Email: [email protected]
Received Date:07 November 2020, Accepted Date:06 December 2020, Published Date:14 April 2021
Background/Objectives: The foundational ethical principles of yoga have not been of focus and not widely known. This study was to evaluate the yoga ethics that could reduce the level of stress in college students. Methods/Statisticalanalysis :A randomized control trial was conducted. One hundred participants were randomly assigned to control group and experiment group with a duration of three months intervention and one month follow-up. The outcome measures of stress level were assessed through Bio-Well instrument. A parametric independent sample t-test for the between-group analyses and paired sample t-test for within-group analysis compared the means of two groups. Findings: There was a statistically significant reduction in the stress after the intervention (p<0.001) and follow up (p=0.035) between the group comparisons. The within-group comparisons showed high reduced in the level of stress after the intervention (p<0.001) and follow-up (p<0.01). Novelty: The current study provides preliminary evidence that the practice of ethical principles of Yama and Niyama effectively reduces the stress and may improve psychological health and well-being.
Keywords: Yoga ethics; Yama; Niyama; Stress; Psychological wellbeing; BioWell
© 2021 Xu et al.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)
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