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West Indian Medical Journal

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PARTHASARATHY, S; JAIGANESH, K  and  DURAISAMY. Effect of integrated yoga module on selected psychological variables among women with anxiety problem. West Indian med. j. [online]. 2014, vol.63, n.1, pp. 78-80. ISSN 0043-3144.

The implementation of yogic practices has proven benefits in both organic and psychological diseases. Forty-five women with anxiety selected by a random sampling method were divided into three groups. Experimental group I was subjected to asanas, relaxation and pranayama while Experimental group II was subjected to an integrated yoga module. The control group did not receive any intervention. Anxiety was measured by Taylor's Manifest Anxiety Scale before and after treatment. Frustration was measured through Reaction to Frustration Scale. All data were spread in an Excel sheet to be analysed with SPSS 16 software using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Selected yoga and asanas decreased anxiety and frustration scores but treatment with an integrated yoga module resulted in significant reduction of anxiety and frustration. To conclude, the practice of asanas and yoga decreased anxiety in women, and yoga as an integrated module significantly improved anxiety scores in young women with proven anxiety without any ill effects.

Keywords : Anxiety; asanas; integrated yoga module.

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