Author Name: Dr. S. Chidambara Raja
The purpose of the present study was to find out the effect of different modes of yoga practice on selected psychological and total cholesterol among middle aged women. For this purpose, forty five middle aged women residing around Kumbakonam town, Thanjavur district, Tamilnadu, were selected as subjects. The age of the subjects were ranged from 40 to 45 years. They were divided into three equal groups, each group consisted of fifteen subjects, in which experimental group – I underwent Bihar School of yoga practice, experimental group – II underwent B.K.S. Iyengar yoga practice and group – III acted as control that did not participate in any special activities apart from their regular curricular activities. The training period for the study was six days (Monday to Saturday) in a week for twelve weeks. Prior and after the experimental period, the subjects were tested on depression, anxiety and total cholesterol. Depression was assessed by Hamilton depression scale, anxiety was assessed by using Hamilton anxiety scale and total cholesterol was tested after taking 5 ml of blood samples by venous puncture method, by using Boehringer Mannheim Kit Method. The Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) was applied to find out any significant difference between the experimental groups and control group on selected criterion variables. The result of the study shows that the Bihar School of Yoga practice group and B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga practice group were decreased the depression, anxiety and total cholesterol significantly. It was concluded from the results of the study that Bihar School of Yoga practice and B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga practice has bring positive changes in depression, anxiety and total cholesterol as compare to the control group. Moreover it was also concluded that there was no significant difference found between the experimental groups in all criterion variables.
Keywords: Bihar School of Yoga and B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga, Depression, Anxiety, Total Cholesterol.
Please cite this article as: Dr. S. Chidambara Raja (2017). Effects of Different Modes of Yoga Practice on Depression and Total Cholesterol among Middle Aged Women. International Journal of Recent Research and Applied Studies, 4, 8(17), 65-68.