The greatest help to spiritual life is meditation. Dhyana or meditation, is a part of astanga yoga. It is a higher state of mind. Individual may remove irritation through meditation practice. Meditation helps to individual to reach the goal. Meditation helps an individual overcome these emotions to facilitate a calm peaceful mind and healthy and stress free body. Meditation promotes relaxation, develops self-concept, self-confidence, positive attitude and socialability and reduces stress as well as anxiety.
Purpose: The purpose of the present study intended to find out the effects of meditation on anxiety among college girls.
Methodology: Sample: Total sixty college male students (N=80) of District Purba Medinipur, West Bengal State were selected at randomly as subjects for the present study. The age limit of the subjects was 19-23 years. All the subjects Studied on government aided colleges. They were divided into two equal groups such as Gr. ME (n=40) and MC (n=40). Gr. ME was experimental group and Gr. MC served as control group. Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-M) were employed to all the subjects of Gr. ME and Gr. MC and thereafter specific meditation as a treatment was given to Gr. ME for four days in a week and 60 minutes per day-session and continued three months and finally the subjects were retested on criterion measures. The data were analysed by paired t–test to find out the effects of the treatment.
Results and Discussion: Anxiety scores for college girls were analyzed by paired t-test and level of significance was set up at .05 level of confidence. The mean values of post-test of anxiety were improved then mean values of pre-test among experimental groups.
Conclusion: Significantly reduced of Anxiety were observed by administering three months treatment of meditation among Experimental groups of College Male Students.