Papers from the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology Conferences

Publication Date

2018

Abstract

The present study examines the effects of yoga nidra on the physical and psychological health of middle-aged individuals. Yoga nidra is a powerful relaxation and meditation technique derived from traditional yoga. A group of 100 male participants aged 35-45 years from Varanasi City were recruited for this study. They were examined with physical and psychological health measures, and they were then introduced to a training program for practicing yoga nidra. The training program was scheduled for 12 weeks, 5 days a week. The training program was introduced to the participants over approximately 60 minutes in the morning for three months. The process of yoga nidra was taught by a yoga expert. The participants were divided into two groups: experimental and control. Both groups were given pre- and post-tests. Results indicated positive effects of yoga nidra on the physical and psychological health of middle-aged participants as a result of this three-month-long training program.

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