Effect of Suryanamaskar on Stress Levels in SSC Students


  • Sharayu Agre
  • Ronika Agrawal
  • Sayed Ishrat Fatima Asgar




– SSC Students, Stress, Suryanamaskar, Smith Stress Symptoms Inventory (SSSI)


Background - Suryanamaskar is a popular traditional Indian yogic practice. According to studies, it
was found that stress was higher in students appearing for the SSC board exam. Non-pharmacological
management of stress includes yogasana practice.
Methods and Materials – A total of 120 adolescents studying in 10th standard ( Age 16 to 18 years )
from schools in Pune were approached. The initial screening was done by using Smith Stress Symptoms
Inventory (SSSI). A total of 50 out of 120 students who were identified as high stress on SSSI were included
in the study. Subjects completed the suryanamaskar program of 13 cycles for 2 weeks (14 sessions) and were
assessed pre and post-intervention by using Smith Relaxation Dispositional Inventory.
Result – A highly significant improvement was noted in components od smith stress symptom inventory on
mental quiet, ease/peace, love and thankfulness, somatic stress, worry, and a significant reduction was seen
in components like sleepiness, mystery, disengagement, and negative emotions.
Conclusion – This study concludes that suryanamaskar intervention is effective in reducing the stress of
SSC students.

Author Biographies

Sharayu Agre

Associate Professor,  MME&RC’s M.A. Rangoonwala College of Physiotherapy, Azam
Campus, Pune, 

Ronika Agrawal

Principal and Professor MME&RC’s M.A. Rangoonwala College of Physiotherapy, Azam
Campus, Pune,

Sayed Ishrat Fatima Asgar

MME&RC’s M.A. Rangoonwala College of Physiotherapy Azam Campus, Pune



How to Cite

Sharayu Agre, Ronika Agrawal, & Sayed Ishrat Fatima Asgar. (2021). Effect of Suryanamaskar on Stress Levels in SSC Students. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(3), 218-223. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i3.16069