Background: Academic performance refers to the quantity and quality of knowledge acquired in a subject or group of subjects after a significant amount of instruction. The performance of students suffers from excessive stress. Numerous yogic studies have noted improvements in academic performance and alertness.
Aims and Objectives: The primary purpose of the research was to investigate the impact that practising yoga has on academic performance in relation to the effects of stress.
Materials and Methods: 800 adolescent students were initially enrolled in the study. Based on their Stress Battery scores, 159 high-stress students and 142 low-stress students were chosen. Pre-tests in the subjects of mathematics, science, and social studies were given to both the experimental group and the control group. On the experimental group, a yoga module containing asanas, pranayama, meditation, and a value orientation programme was given for 7 weeks. Performance on the three subjects mentioned above was post-tested for the experimental and control groups.
Results: The outcomes demonstrate that the students who practised yoga outperformed their peers in the classroom. The study also demonstrates that low-stress students outperformed high-stress students, proving that stress has an impact on students' performance.