Journal of Womens Health, Issues and Care ISSN: 2325-9795

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Research Article, J Womens Health Issues Care Vol: 5 Issue: 4

The Effect of One Month Yoga Intervention on Perceived Stress and Anxiety in Pregnant Women

Rashmi A Bapat*, SonyKumari and Nagendra HR
Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana University, Bangalore, India
Corresponding author : Rashmi A Bapat
Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation and University, Banglore-560011 India
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Received: March 4, 2015 Accepted: January 25, 2016 Published: January 29, 2016
Citation: Bapat RA, Kumari S, Nagendra HR (2016) The Effect of One Month Yoga Intervention on Perceived Stress and Anxiety in Pregnant Women. J Womens Health, Issues Care 5:3. doi:10.4172/2325-9795.1000233

Abstract

The effect of one month yoga intervention on state anxiety and perceived stress in pregnant women (n=40) was examined. The participants were divided into two groups- yoga and control group. Yoga group was given one month yoga intervention of asanas, relaxation technique, pran?ayama, and AUM meditation (thirty minutes) for one hour every alternate day. Results indicated that yoga intervention based AUM meditation contributed significantly to reduce the perceived stress and anxiety in pregnant women.

Keywords: Pregnant women; State anxiety; Perceived stress; One month yoga; Aum meditation

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