International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part O (2016)
A study to assess the effectiveness of pranayama in reduction of stress among senior citizens at selected old age homes of Moradabad
Pragya Shree, Nageshwar V and Soma Rani Das
Stress is a multidimensional phenomenon which is focused on dynamic relationship between the individual and the environment. It is both physically and psychologically challenging. There are various methods recommended to control or reduce the stress. Pranayama is a systematic therapy for managing stress and achieving a deep state of relaxation. The research design adopted for the present study is quasi experimental pre & post-test design. After obtaining Permission the final study was conducted from February 15 to March 01 2016. Purposive sampling technique was used for selecting the sample from 93 senior citizens. Structured questionnaire was used to assess the level of stress before & after giving Pranayama. The Pranayama is given for 15 days in the morning session after 4 hours of breakfast. The duration of giving Pranayama is 15 minutes. The results show that after taking Pranayama the senior citizens shifted from moderate stress to mild stress.
How to cite this article:
Pragya Shree, Nageshwar V, Soma Rani Das. A study to assess the effectiveness of pranayama in reduction of stress among senior citizens at selected old age homes of Moradabad. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(6):940-941.