Impact of pranayama on stress anger and quality of life for college students
Author(s): Chiranjib Sarkar
Abstract: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of a twelve-weeks pranayama program on stress, anger and quality of life. Only thirty college students (boys) aged between 22 and 27 years were randomly assigned for training. Stress, anger and quality of life were measured for this study. The pranayama program was performed five days a week and training classes were conducted in the evenings with duration of thirty minutes. Paired t’ test was applied to check the existence of significant difference between pre and post phases of testing the effect of twelve weeks of pranayama programme. The findings showed improvement after a twelve-weeks pranayama program. Yoga is not only beneficial for physical health but also improves psychological variables such as anger, stress and quality of life.