A Study on the Effect of Yogic Intervention on Anxiety


 Anxiety is one of the important psychological problems people facing now days. Approximately 40 million American adults ages 18 and older, or about 18.1 percent of people in this age group in the year 2005, have an anxiety disorder.  Contemporary researches done in the area of ‘Yogic intervention and their effect over various parameters of Psychological health’ provoked the researcher to attempt an individual project to judge the effect of Yoga on normal people at the level of anxiety. To observe the effect of Yoga on anxiety level of the normal people a pre - post research design study has been conducted at the Center of Complementary & Alternative Medicine of Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar, India. For this study a group of 30 persons of range 30 – 40 years from the semi urban area of Haridwar and Dehradun Districts were selected through purposive quota sampling as subject. They practiced a set of Asana and Pranayama regularly for sixty days. The present study shows a significant change on the anxiety level of the normal persons as the result of yoga practice. The results are significant at 0.01 level of confidence. At the end it can be concluded that Yoga practice having a positive impact over the anxiety level of the normal persons. 
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