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Effect of a yoga practice session and a yoga theory session on state anxiety.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20178291     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Yoga techniques practiced for varying durations have been shown to reduce state anxiety. In this study, there were 300 naive-to-yoga persons of both sexes who were attending a yoga therapy center in north India for stress relief as day visitors and were not residing at the center. They were assigned to two groups, yoga practice and yoga theory, and their state anxiety was assessed before and after a 2-hr. yoga session. A significant reduction in scores on state anxiety was found in the yoga practice group (14.7% decrease), as well as in the yoga theory group (3.4% decrease). The difference in scores following the sessions was statistically significant. Hence, yoga practice as well as learning about theoretical aspects of yoga appear to reduce state anxiety, with a greater reduction following yoga practice.
Shirley Telles; Vaishali Gaur; Acharya Balkrishna
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  109     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-24     Completed Date:  2010-03-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  924-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar, India.
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MeSH Terms
Anxiety / psychology*
Middle Aged
Personality Inventory
Practice (Psychology)*
Relaxation Therapy*
Treatment Outcome
Yoga / psychology*

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