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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part C

Comparative effect of yoga asana and yoga Nidra on the anxiety level of inter collegiate level football players


Author(s): Mahesh Yadav, Dr. Sanjit Sardar

Abstract: It has been told repeatedly that yoga helps to reduce anxiety and Yoga Asanas are great way to do so. Too many papers in Past have been presented on the benefits of yoga posture. So what’s unique about this research paper? This study has two fold objectives: - (i) Intends to equip students with best tools to deal with anxiety and (ii) To verify the claims made by yogis in past scientifically in the light of fact that world today is not same as that in 1400 or 1500 AD. Hundred football players (18-24 years) from different colleges of D.D.U Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur whose anxiety levels scores were assessed based on EdFenn Beck Anxiety Self Rating Scale, were randomized into two groups. These students fully participated in all training sessions during two weeks of the training schedule. During this practice they did not take any other treatment. All participants were randomized into two groups. Group-I- Yoga Asanas, Group-II –Yoga Nindra. The Anxiety levels of all these students were assessed before starting the program and after the completion of two weeks training procedure. Results- The calculated value of t is 0.633 which is less than the tabulated value of t which is 1.984 at 0.05 level of significance (p<0.05), therefore there is no significant difference existing between the yoga asana group and yoga Nidra group at the initial stage, before the training was applied to both the groups. The calculated value of t is 3.00 which is higher than the tabulated value of t which is 1.984 at 0.05 level of significance (p>0.05), therefore there exist a significant difference in the anxiety level between the yoga asana group and yoga Nidra group at the later stage at the end of the training. Hence it can be said that the yoga Nidra training helped in remarkable improvement in lowering the anxiety level of the Yoga Nidra group in comparison to the yoga asana group. Conclusion- The students showing minimal to moderate anxiety symptoms have shown significant decrease in their anxiety scores after two weeks ‘Yoga Nidra' session. Even in most cases their anxiety level is reduced. But in case of students with severe anxiety symptoms there is very little improvement qualitatively whereas quantitatively there is greater reduction in anxiety scores. Also this research indicates that Yoga Nidra is an effective tool for dealing with psychological problems like anxiety.

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How to cite this article:
Mahesh Yadav, Dr. Sanjit Sardar. Comparative effect of yoga asana and yoga Nidra on the anxiety level of inter collegiate level football players. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2016; 3(2): 148-150.
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