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Effect of Kundalini Yoga on Psychological Health in Young Adults


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1 Defence Institute of Psychological Research R & D Organization, Ministry of Defence, Delhi, India
2 St.Stephen`s College University Enclave, Delhi, India
     

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Kundalini Yoga is a systematic method of arousing and meditating on Kundalini Shakthi. It is practiced to enhance life energy by transforming sexual energy is in to spiritual energy. Simplified Kundalini Yoga along with Meditation&physical exercises as an approach of health promotion enhances wellness and prevents illness. This study investigates the impact of Simplified Kundalini Yoga on cognitive performance, psychological wellbeing, health locus of control, emotional and social health among young adults. The sample (N=138) consists of school and college students. The subjects were divided in to four groups. Group -1 consists of Simplified Kundalini Yoga (School N=24&College N=24), Group -2 consists of Simplified Kundalini Yoga with Simplified Physical Exercises, Meditation (School N=25&College N=25), Group -3 is consists of Simplified Physical Exercises, Meditation(School N=25&College N=25) and Group -4 is a Control Group(School N=25&College N=24). The subjects were assessed on cognitive performance, psychological well-being, emotional and social health. The collected data were analyzed using repeated measure ANOVA. The results indicated that intervention groups showed significant improvement in mid and post assessment on psychological well-being, internal locus of control, memory, sense of support and significant reduction in anxiety&anger. This study implies Simplified Kundalini Yoga as a comprehensive, holistic approach to health promotion.

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Kundalini Yoga,psychological Wellbeing,sense of Support,young Adults
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Authors

A. Suresh
Defence Institute of Psychological Research R & D Organization, Ministry of Defence, Delhi, India
K. Ramachandran
Defence Institute of Psychological Research R & D Organization, Ministry of Defence, Delhi, India
Malar Jayachander
St.Stephen`s College University Enclave, Delhi, India

Abstract


Kundalini Yoga is a systematic method of arousing and meditating on Kundalini Shakthi. It is practiced to enhance life energy by transforming sexual energy is in to spiritual energy. Simplified Kundalini Yoga along with Meditation&physical exercises as an approach of health promotion enhances wellness and prevents illness. This study investigates the impact of Simplified Kundalini Yoga on cognitive performance, psychological wellbeing, health locus of control, emotional and social health among young adults. The sample (N=138) consists of school and college students. The subjects were divided in to four groups. Group -1 consists of Simplified Kundalini Yoga (School N=24&College N=24), Group -2 consists of Simplified Kundalini Yoga with Simplified Physical Exercises, Meditation (School N=25&College N=25), Group -3 is consists of Simplified Physical Exercises, Meditation(School N=25&College N=25) and Group -4 is a Control Group(School N=25&College N=24). The subjects were assessed on cognitive performance, psychological well-being, emotional and social health. The collected data were analyzed using repeated measure ANOVA. The results indicated that intervention groups showed significant improvement in mid and post assessment on psychological well-being, internal locus of control, memory, sense of support and significant reduction in anxiety&anger. This study implies Simplified Kundalini Yoga as a comprehensive, holistic approach to health promotion.

Keywords


Kundalini Yoga,psychological Wellbeing,sense of Support,young Adults



DOI: https://doi.org/10.15614/ijpp%2F2013%2Fv4i1%2F49789