A student’s life goes through lots of mental stress and because of this his / her health get affected and so yoga plays an important role in student’s life. Yoga is a healthy way of life, originated in India. The common goal of yoga is self-realization and integration of body and mind.
The purpose of the study was to compare attitude towards yoga education between boys and girls of 8th and 9th standard students of CBSE and SSC boards. For the purpose of the present study researcher randomly selected through purposive sampling 257 participants (139 boys and 118 girls) of age ranged from 13 to 16 years belongs to CBSE (118 students) and SSC (139 students) Board schools of South Mumbai. To analyse attitude towards yoga education of the students, Yoga attitude scale (YAS) of Dr. Mahesh Kumar Muchhal was used. The scale consists of 30 questions, the respondent has to rate their response on the three point scale. The scores against the response are like 3 for agree, 2 for undecided and 1 for disagree respectively. The reliability coefficient of Yoga attitude scale was 0.71 by split half method and 0.83 by Spearman brown method. As per the statistical analysis significant difference was found between the attitude of 8th standard boys of CBSE board and SSC board and also significant difference was found between the attitude of 8th and 9th standard students towards yoga education. Therefore, the hypotheses that there was no significant difference between 8th standard boys of CBSE board and SSC board and also between the attitude of 8th and 9th standard students towards yoga education has been rejected.