A SURVEY STUDY TO ASSESS THE ROLE OF YOGA PRACTICES ON PSYCHOLOGICAL BEHAVIOR - DURING LOCK-DOWN PERIOD
Keywords:Pandemic, COVID-19,, Yoga, Psychological health issues
INTRODUCTION: The current pandemic of COVID-19 has led to a panic situation and had a negative impact on mind. There is uncertainty about the duration of the pandemic and factors like social distancing, increased unemployment, decrease in economy etc has spread the fear. Surge in cases and mortality results in adverse mental health consequences. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A Questionnaire was prepared to assess the mental status of the population and role of Yoga for maintaining mental health during the present situation. Response from 250, apparently healthy individuals of either sex, 16 or 16 years above were recorded and data was analyzed after receiving the responses. RESULTS : After analysis it was concluded that the person who were not practicing Yoga have higher psychological distress compared to those who practicing regularly. CONCLUSIONS: Fear of unforeseen circumstances induces the psychological symptoms.Which further affects the health negatively.Yogic postures along with breathing practices helps to attain the stability in the mind and also improve the quality of life specially during the pandemic situations.
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