This paper was presented at
Psychology: The Indian Contribution
National Conference on
Indian Psychology, Yoga and Consciousness
organised by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research
at the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education
Pondicherry, India, 10-13 December 2004

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Yoga attitude and U.S.H.A well-being among yoga practitioners

R. Balakrishnan, P. Nachimuthu, & R. Varthini — PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore.

Yoga attitude refers to a range of attributes in the form of a mental set that people can have about the benefits of yoga, and U.S.H.A well-being refers to a high degree of harmony between the body, mind and spirit of people. As yoga typically consists of a method for making a dynamic body, enriching the mind and elevating the spirit, an attempt has been made in the present study to investigate its effects on yoga attitude and physical, mental, spiritual and overall U.S.H.A well-being among yoga practitioners and normal controls (n=30 each). The PGI Yoga Attitude scale (Grover, 1988) and the U.S.H.A questionnaire (Balakrishnan, 2002) were administered on the subjects and their responses to both the psychological tests were scored and analyzed using mean, S.D and ‘t’-ratio. The results revealed no significant difference between the two groups in both the attitude towards yoga and U.S.H.A well-being, but an upward trend is observed in favour of yoga practitioners.