Effect of Suryanamaskar on Stress Levels in SSC Students
Keywords:– 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
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