Comparative Study

| Published: June 25, 2016

Effects of Yoga, Exercise and Prayer on the Quality of Life

Zeenat Fatima

Ph.D Scholar, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr Shahina Maqbool

Prof. Dept of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.034/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.034


Background of the study: This paper aims to find out the effects of Yoga, Exercise and Prayers on the quality of life of people. It is found that people who regularly practice yoga or do exercise and indulge in continuous prayers which is a kind of meditation are healthier and living a peaceful life. It gives them an inner strength which is helpful in leading a quality of life. Practising yoga or exercise and the daily prayers unites the mind and the heart of the individual and people are able to perceive the inner and outer world more positively. Material and Method: 30 subjects aged 18-60 years who regularly practice yoga or any exercise and indulge in regular prayer will be randomly taken and the questionnaire of WHO quality of life (WHOQOL-BREF) will be administered. Result and Discussion: The result of this study shows that there is a positive effect of yoga, exercise and prayer on the quality of life. Individuals who practise yoga, exercise and indulge in daily prayers are more satisfied healthy and there is a connection between their mind and body.

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016