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Efficacy of Yoga and Meditation on Depression, Anxiety and Stress level of Post-menopausal Women

Dr. Jigar Parikh

Head, Department of Psychology, Shri P. H. G. Muni. Arts & Sci. College, Kalol, Gujarat, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.203/20180603

DOI: 10.25215/0603.203


Diabetes can have a significant impact on both physical and psychological functioning of individuals which can impair individual’s quality of life. In terms of psychological functioning, the demands of diabetes care can have a potent impact on emotions and adjustment process. Psychological stress can also affect diabetes control and the release of counterregulatory hormones often results in elevated glucose levels. In other words, in order to develop a healthy personality and emotional intelligence one of the ways is the practice of yoga exercises which provides peace of mind, energize and balance of the body ultimately leads to a sense of control, happiness and well- being. The present research makes an attempt to ascertain the efficacy of yoga exercises on the emotional intelligence and subjective well-being of diabetic type-II patients. The sample of 40 diabetic type-II patients was selected purposefully. Further, total sample was divided randomly into two categories i.e. experimental group (20) and control group (20). The present research takes into consideration the two psychological tests. First is EmotionalIntelligence Scale and the second is Subjective Well-being Scale. The positive impact of yoga exercises has been found on the emotional intelligence and subjective well-being of diabetic patients in an experimental group whereas insignificant improvement was seen in the control group.

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 5, October-December, 2015