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Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2019 May;35:232-236. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2019.03.004. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Effects of a yoga nidra on the life stress and self-esteem in university students.

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Department of Nursing, College of Health Science, Kangwon National University: 346 Hwangjo-gil, Dogye-eup, Samcheok-si, Gangwon-do, 245-907, Republic of Korea. Electronic address: nu11110@kangwon.ac.kr.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To assess the effects of a yoga nidra on life stress and self-esteem in university students.

METHODS:

This study is a non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design. Forty university students were selected by convenience sampling, with 20 assigned to a yoga nidra group and 20 to a control group. The yoga group participated in bi-weekly, 1-h sessions of yoga nidra for 8 weeks. Life stress intensity level was measured using a 10 cm Visual Analog Scale. Self-esteem score was measured by Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale.

RESULTS:

The yoga nidra group showed significantly decreased life stress intensity levels compared to the control group. The yoga group also showed significantly increased self-esteem scores compared to the control group.

CONCLUSIONS:

These findings indicate that yoga nidra could alleviate the life stress intensity level and increase the self-esteem in university students.

KEYWORDS:

Life stress; Self-esteem; Yoga nidra

PMID:
31003664
DOI:
10.1016/j.ctcp.2019.03.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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