International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part E
The effectiveness of yoga therapy to improve the well-being of pregnant women
AUTHOR(S): P Vijayalakshmi, R Subashini and Ramani Rajedran
The present article highlights the effect of yoga therapy for pregnant women by understanding the current scenario of Indian health system. The sample was a group of primi gravidas (women undergoing first pregnancy) from third month till the date of delivery. A scale to measure the pregnancy wellbeing was constructed for the study by the investigator. In that study there were 72 items related to the pregnant women’s Wellbeing. The reliability of the scale was Cronbach’s alpha reliability r=0.59, by parallel method of reliability r=0.61 and using split-half method reliability is r=0.62. In the Tamil version the reliability was found to be 0.81. Hence purposive sampling method was adopted. Of the 140 pregnant women who attended the counseling session and answered the scale 76 had a high score in perceived the well-being and 64 pregnant women scored low. Out of 64, 48 pregnant women gave willingness and they formed the “experimental and control group,” during the intervention program. Out of 48, 36 pregnant women were attended all session. In control group, there were 18 samples for yoga therapy. The same number of samples in the respective group was taken as experimental group. The intervention programs include the introduction about yoga therapy, 15 sessions consisting of chanting, pranayama, dhyana, yoga nidra and dynamic breathing exercises were conducted. Results showed that there was a significant difference between pre-post experimental groups in their perceived level of wellbeing in pregnant women.
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How to cite this article:
P Vijayalakshmi, R Subashini, Ramani Rajedran. The effectiveness of yoga therapy to improve the well-being of pregnant women. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(1):211-214.