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| Published: June 25, 2015

The Effects of Classical Music based Chakra Meditation on the Symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome

Poornima Viswanathan

Student, Clinical Psychology, Christ University, Bangalore, Karnataka Google Scholar More about the auther

, Nishal Pinto

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology, Christ University, Bangalore, Karnataka Google Scholar More about the auther

, Poornima Viswanathan

Student, Clinical Psychology, Christ University, Bangalore, Karnataka Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.017/20150203

DOI: 10.25215/0203.017

ABSTRACT

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a very common condition, occurring in women of reproductive age. This is an important source of stress for women, significantly affecting their regular functioning. Previous studies have shown that alternative forms of therapy like meditation have an effect on the symptoms associated with PMS. However, the direct link between the two has not been focused on by the larger group of researchers. In this study, the researcher intended to study the effects of classical music based chakra meditation on the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. The sample of the study comprised of 40 college students who were screened for premenstrual syndrome based on the Shortened Premenstrual Assessment Form (SPAF) and Calendar of Premenstrual Experiences(COPE) which they were expected to fill in for one menstrual cycle. The participants who qualified for the study were allotted to the intervention group and control group. The intervention group was expected to practice a 15 minute music based chakra meditation, everyday, for one menstrual cycle, during which they also filled in the COPE. The control group was expected to fill the COPE for one menstrual cycle. Both the groups filled in the SPAF after the completion of the menstrual cycle. The results on the SPAF and COPE showed that there was significant reduction in all the post-test symptom clusters of the experimental group, compared with the pre-test symptoms. Thus, this study demonstrates that music based chakra meditation can have significant healing effects on the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.017/20150203

10.25215/0203.017

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 3, April-June, 2015