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| Published: April 25, 2021

Role of Yoga and Meditation for Anxiety among Working Adults during COVID-19

Janhvi Thakur

Student, Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Ishita Singh

Student, Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Smriti R. Sethi

S.Y.BScAssistant Professor, Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India Student, Institute of Forensic Science, Mumbai University, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.016.20210902

DOI: 10.25215/0902.016

ABSTRACT

The worldwide pandemic has caused a lot of chaos in everyone’s life.  Be it personal, social or occupational. Almost everyone is working from home with the overburdening of their work. The impact is observed to be on people’s overall health. Elizabeth A.Hoge, et al., (2017) found out the effect of mindfulness meditation on occupational functioning and health care utilization in individuals with anxiety. The results showed that mindfulness medication is beneficial in improving occupational functioning and decrease healthcare utilization in adults with GAD. Monotonous daily routine of working from home in online mode for long stretches that too with no work life boundaries is causing anxieties. Further it is resulting in reduced concentration, creativity and productivity. The aim of the study was to examine the effect of yoga and meditation on anxiety and productivity among working adults during covid19 Pandemic. Through the review analysis, it has been observed that Yoga and Meditation has shown positive effects on anxiety reduction. People may include basic and easy yoga exercises in their daily routines to relax, to reduce or prevent anxieties and enhance creativity, performance and productivity. Various yoga and mindful meditations are among the most common ways to practice meditation and face the pandemic times to maintain positive mental health and wellbeing of working adults in organizations.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.016.20210902

10.25215/0902.016

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 2, April-June, 2021