Dr.K.Palanisamy & Dr.T.Narayanasamy
The purpose of the present study was to find out the effect of Yoga practices on mental health and self-confidence among residential school students chidambaram. For this purpose, 38 subjects from the residential school studying higher secondary class were selected as subjects and they were divided in to two equal groups with 19 each as experimental and control group. Both the group undergone usual physical training in the morning forty five minutes general fitness and evening one and half an hour in their choice in playing different games and apart from the routine activity the experimental group underwent selected yoga practice daily morning 60-minute included 10 minutes of warm-up and the control group not given any special training. The training period for this study was 8 weeks in a schedule of 5 days in a week. The pre and post test were conducted prior and after the training program on the selected psychological variables of mental health and self-confidence. Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used as a statistical tool to determine the significant difference, if and existing between pre and post test data on selected variables of mental health and self-confidence. The level of significance was fixed at 0.05 levels. The result of the study revealed that the experimental group shown better mental health and self-confidence and the F-value shown there was a significant differences in mental health and self-confidence. The results revealed the effectiveness of yoga in psychological efficiency among residential school students.
Keywords: Yogic Practices, Mental Health, Self Confidence, School Students.
Please cite this article as: Dr.K.Palanisamy & Dr.T.Narayanasamy. Effects of Yogic Practices on Mental Health and Self-Confidence among Residential School Students Chidambaram. International Journal of Recent Research and Applied Studies, 2015, 2, 1(23), 104- 106.