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| Published: June 25, 2016

Yoga as a Predictor of Self-Compassion in Adolescents – Endeavors for Positive Growth and Development

Teesta Saksena

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

, Dr. Ritu Sharma

Assistant Professor, Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.125/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.125

ABSTRACT

The global epidemic and persistent efforts to revolutionize and develop as humanity has led to thorough mechanization of mankind. Schools today are witnessing the ever increasing academic benchmarks and students’ desire to be atop which has taken a toll on their physical and mental well-being, further leading to a state of disequilibrium in their homeostatic responses. However, the nature of stressors leading to this disequilibrium varies in relation with the age range and the developmental phase subjective to every child. Apart from changing trends in the rising problems, there has also been a change observed in the ways prescribed to battle them successfully. These techniques have too evolved with their focus being deduced from curing the physical body to curing one’s inner self. This systematic review was done in relation with Adolescents and how they can cultivate a sense of Self-Compassion, so as to strengthen themselves to be more accepting and comfortable with a status of mediocrity in academics, as well as to face and overcome their personal or academic inadequacies positively. This study is an orchestration to explore the effects of incorporating Yoga and its related practices in schools so as to predict Self-Compassion among adolescents. The review highlights important implications drawn from studies done in India and across the Globe.

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Teesta Saksena @ teesaksena91@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.125/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.125

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

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