| Published: June 25, 2016
Yoga as a Predictor of Self-Compassion in Adolescents – Endeavors for Positive Growth and Development
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.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2016 I T Saksena, R Sharma
Received: April 29, 2016; Revision Received: May 22, 2016; Accepted: June 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016