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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 911-914

Effect of 1-month structured yoga training program on perceived stress scale in adults

1 Department of Physiology, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Physiology, Datta Meghe Medical College and Shalinitai Meghe Hospital and Research Center, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
3 Vice Chancellor, Yogavidya Gurukul, Nashik, Maharashtra, India
4 Consultant and Incharge of Arogyadham Yoga and Nisargopchar Kendra, Nashik, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Parikshit Ashok Muley
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DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_27_21

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Background: Human health is primarily affected by stress leading to various noncommunicable diseases. The study was conducted to analyze whether yoga in daily routine improves perceived stress scores. Aim: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of yoga training on Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) in adult population. Objectives: The objective of this study was to analyze and compare stress scale during pre- and postyoga sessions. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted on 70 healthy adults of age group 18–50 years coming to Yoga center under Yoga Vidya Gurukul. PSS was administered in those subjects on two occasions that is before starting the yoga sessions (pre yoga) and after completing the 5 weeks of structured yoga protocol sessions (post yoga). Results: Our study showed significant improvement in perceived stress scores upon completion of 1 month of yoga training, which highlights the importance of yoga in stress management and possible mechanism of effect of yoga on psychological level.

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