MU Digital Repository
Logo

Impact of yoga therapy in the management of subjective stress on selected physiological and biological measures in females

Annapoorna, K and Vasanthalaxmi, K (2013) Impact of yoga therapy in the management of subjective stress on selected physiological and biological measures in females. Indian Journal of Applied Research, 3 (5). pp. 24-27. ISSN 2249-555X

[img] PDF
paper.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (123kB) | Request a copy

Abstract

Stress related symptoms are manifested as somatic and psychological symptoms and commonly seen in medical settings which do not warrant any active intervention in terms of medication. In the present study twenty female subjects who volunteered and who had reported stress that manifested as anxiety, depression, headaches, sleeplessness, stomach upsets and other vague symptoms formed the sample of the study. They had been investigated for various medical disorders and found no abnormality and hence referred for yoga therapy. They were trained in yoga therapy. Pre assessment and post assessment was conducted before therapy and after one month follow up. Findings revealed that the physiological and biological measures such as blood pressure, pulse rate, respiratory rate, body weight in addition to subjective feelings of stress were found to be significantly decreased, also improvements in appetite and sleep, showing that routine practice might have long term implications in this fast stress ridden life.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Yoga therapy; stress; blood pressure; pulse rate.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Physiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Yoga
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2014 11:21
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2014 11:21
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139970

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item