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Int J Yoga. 2018 Sep-Dec;11(3):231-238. doi: 10.4103/ijoy.IJOY_38_17.

Development and Validation of Integrated Yoga Module for Obesity in Adolescents.

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Yoga and Life Sciences Department, SVYASA, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.



Obesity is a growing global epidemic and cause of noncommunicable diseases. Yoga is one of the effective ways to reduce stress which is one of the causes of obesity. Nowadays, children in adolescent age are more prone to get obese due to lack of physical activity making them more sedentary.


To identify the design and validation of Integrated Approach of Yoga Therapy Module (IAYTM) for obesity in adolescents. Materials and Methods: First phase - IAYTM for obesity was designed based on the literature review of classical texts and recently published research articles. Second phase - Designed IAYTM was validated by 16 subject matter (yoga) experts. Content-validity ratio (CVR) was analyzed using Lawshe's formula.


Yoga practices were designed for Integrated Yoga Module for Obesity in Adolescents. Yoga practices with CVR ≥0.5 and which were validated by 16 yoga experts and approved in faculty group discussion were included in final Integrated Yoga Therapy Module.


The yoga practices were designed and validated for IAYTM for obesity in adolescents.


Adolescence; integrated approach of yoga therapy; obesity; validation

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