International Journal of Yoga

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20--25

Impact of Yoga Nidra on psychological general wellbeing in patients with menstrual irregularities: A randomized controlled trial


Khushbu Rani1, SC Tiwari2, Uma Singh3, GG Agrawal4, Archana Ghildiyal1, Neena Srivastava1 
1 Department of Physiology, CSMMU, Lucknow, UP, India
2 Department of Geriatric Mental Health, CSMMU, Lucknow, UP, India
3 Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, CSMMU, Lucknow, UP, India
4 Department of Statistics, Lucknow University, Lucknow, UP, India

Correspondence Address:
Neena Srivastava
Department of Physiology, CSM Medical University, Lucknow, UP
India

Background: Yogic relaxation therapy (Yoga Nidra) has been effectively prescribed in conjunction with other medical and yogic procedures in the management of severe psychosomatic diseases, including cancer, bronchial asthma, colitis, peptic ulcer and menstrual irregularities. Aim of the study: To assess the impact of Yoga Nidra on psychological problems in patients with menstrual disorders. Materials and Methods: Patients were recruited from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, C.S.M. Medical University (erstwhile KGMU), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. A total of 150 female subjects were randomly divided into two groups: 1) group of 75 subjects (with yogic intervention) and 2) a control group of 75 subjects (without yogic intervention). Assessment of psychological general wellbeing (tool) was used for all the subjects Assessment of psychological general well being (tool) was used for all the subjects (Cases and controls). This assessment was done twice first time in the beginning (baseline) and then after six months. Results : Anxiety decreased significantly (P<0.003) and depression decreased significantly (P<0.01) in the Yoga group. Positive wellbeing and general health improved significantly (P<0.02), and vitality improved significantly (P<0.01) after six months of Yoga therapy (Yoga Nidra) in the Yoga group compared with the control group. Conclusion : The current findings suggest that patients with menstrual irregularities having psychological problems improved significantly in the areas of their wellbeing, anxiety and depression by learning and applying a program based on Yogic intervention (Yoga Nidra).


How to cite this article:
Rani K, Tiwari S C, Singh U, Agrawal G G, Ghildiyal A, Srivastava N. Impact of Yoga Nidra on psychological general wellbeing in patients with menstrual irregularities: A randomized controlled trial.Int J Yoga 2011;4:20-25


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Rani K, Tiwari S C, Singh U, Agrawal G G, Ghildiyal A, Srivastava N. Impact of Yoga Nidra on psychological general wellbeing in patients with menstrual irregularities: A randomized controlled trial. Int J Yoga [serial online] 2011 [cited 2022 Sep 29 ];4:20-25
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