2022, Vol. 7 Issue 1, Part C
Role of yoga for the improvement of mental health and emotional well-being among adolescents: A Review
AUTHOR(S): Niyanta Joshi and Dr. Biman Bihari Paul
Adolescence is a very sensitive age when the rapid growth of emotional and mental development takes place. Many physical, mental and social factors create adverse effects on the emotional health of adolescents. This could lead to psychological trauma and also many critical mental and emotional disturbances. Various kind of mental disorders influence their future and affect overall life. Yoga act as an effective therapy for them. Yoga is not only a group of some asana, pranayama and meditation but, it is a complete mind-body intervention and holistic approach towards life. Yoga is a non-invasive and effective tool to manage various physical and psychological disorders. During adolescence age, yoga offers an effective way to manage stress, anxiety, frustration, depression, suicidal tendency and attitude towards violence. Yoga intervention may help to deal with behavioural disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Yoga may help to overcome academic pressure, peer pressure and emotional disturbances among adolescents in their golden period of life. Yoga may increase self-esteem, self-confidence, happiness, emotional maturity, optimism and quality of life among adolescents. Yoga also helps to increase concentration, memory self-awareness, attention and peer adjustment. Yoga may help to deal with suicidal tendencies and increase the academic performance of adolescents. Various studies emphasize that yoga is a complete holistic therapy for adolescents’ mental health and emotional well-being. Here, is a systematic review based on the role of yoga for mental health and emotional well-being among adolescents.
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How to cite this article:
Niyanta Joshi, Dr. Biman Bihari Paul. Role of yoga for the improvement of mental health and emotional well-being among adolescents: A Review. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2022;7(1):227-233.