Exploring the beneficial effects of rajyoga meditation on a physiological variable and its ability to increase quality of life in medical students

Exploring the beneficial effects of rajyoga meditation on a physiological variable and its ability to increase quality of life in medical students

Author: 
Dalia. Biswas
Abstract: 

Introduction- Behavioral change and disease prevention are important at a time when many immediate threats of disease intrude into a young adult’s life. Methodology- In this convenient random sampling study, 28 subjects who satisfied the inclusion criteria were included in the study. Pulse rate was taken by manual method before and after the study. WHO QOL-BREF questionnaire was self administered before pretest and after post test and was conducted to evaluate the effect of two weeks Rajyoga meditation. Result- Significant decrease in pulse rate was seen in post test and a significant increase in post test scores was seen in all the 4 domains of quality of life (QOL). Conclusion- It can be concluded that short term practice of Rajyoga meditation dcreases pulse rate and brings an overall improvement in the health of individuals thus enhancing their quality of life.

Paper No: 
1330