jakt09i1p27 - 27 Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied...

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27 Effect of Yoga Intervention on Anxiety and Subjective Well-being Jadhav, S. G. and Havalappanavar, N. B. Karnatak University, Dharwad, india. The present study is an attempt to find out whether Yoga Intervention has any effect on State and Trait Anxiety and also on the Subjective well-being. Fifty, first year students were selected from Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences Course; on whom; Spielberger’s State Trait Anxiety Inventory and Nagpal and Sell’s Subjective well-being Inventory were administered in the beginning of the academic year and second time after a gap of one year. The data were analyzed by employing mean, SD and ‘t’ ratio. Results reveal a significant decrease in both State and Trait Anxiety levels and positive change in the Subjective Well- being of the students. Keywords: Naturopathy, Yoga, State and Trait Anxiety, Subjective Well-being . Y oga is considered to be one of the most important, effective and valuable tools available for man to overcome various physical and psychological problems. According to Kuvalayananda and Vinekar (1968) yoga includes cultivation of correct attitudes and reconditioning of the neuromuscular systems. Yoga helps the whole body to enable it to withstand greater stress and strain. Yoga proposes healthy diet and encourages the natural process of elimination, whenever it is necessary. Yoga aims at an integrated and harmonious development of all the potentialities of man. Anxiety and stress are the major problems of the modern world particularly of the youth and college going students who are loosing their health and well-being. Good health is one of the greatest resources for vitality, creativity and wealth, in contrast to poor health and negative feelings, which lead to various physical and psychological problems. Anxiety is an emotional state of mind where an apprehension of danger or loss or suffering is a prominent feature. It generally arises as a result of apprehension of something unknown, which seems to create conflicts, tension and disturbances in the primitive urges. Spielberger (1966) has placed anxiety into two categories, i.e. State anxiety and Trait anxiety. State anxiety is a situational, which develops on account of severe demanding situation and this does not last long; whereas Trait anxiety has deeper roots and it refers to inherent anxiety proneness developed due to defective socialization. Subjective well-being is a function of the degree of congruence between individual’s wishes, needs and his environmental demands and opportunities. Subjective well- being defined by Diener, Eunkook, and Shigehiro (1997) as “how people evaluate their lives”. From this perspective of the internal experience of the person, subjective well-being is considered to be a function of three variables: life satisfaction, lack of negative mental states and the presence of positive mood and emotion. Its components are both cognitive and affective.
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