A Comparative study of the effect of three specific Integrated yoga Modules on Manual Dexterity in school students 
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This study was conducted to compare the fine motor performance of school students using three different integrated yoga modules. After stratifying for sex and age (Boys=403, girls = 243; juniors 9-12yrs, seniors 13-17 yrs), 604 school students were randomly allotted to three groups. All the 3 groups were trained in specific yoga modules designed for improving Physical Stamina (PS =218), Creativity (CR =216) and Analytical Intelligence (IQ, =212), for 10 days in a residential set up in South India. Fine motor performance was assessed using Minnesota Manual Dexterity Test on day 1 and 9. There was significant improvement (Paired t test p=<0.001) in manual dexterity in all three groups (PS=13.5%, CR=14.4% and IQ=9.1%). Multiple comparisons (ANOVA and Tukey test) indicated significantly greater improvement in PS compared to IQ and no significant difference between PS and CR. The junior group showed significantly greater improvement than the senior group.   Read More...


Efficacy of three different Integrated yoga modules on creativity in school children
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Traditional exponents of yoga proclaim that yoga can improve creativity. But there are very few studies that have demonstrated the efficacy of yoga in school children through a designed control study. The present study was designed to compare the effect of three different integrated yoga modules on creativity among 296 school children aged between 13 to 17 years. They were randomly allocated to three groups after stratifying for sex. The groups are CV (m-62,f-36), IQ (m-63,f-28), PS (m-77,f-30). Each group is prescribed with a specific yoga module for duration of 10 days in a residential set up. Creativity Assessed using were Using structure of intellect model of J.P. Guilford (1988) on mathematical equation. This test measures two aspects of creativity fluency and flexibility. Read More...


A Comparative study of three different Yoga modules on Attention and Concentration in normal children
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The present study was aimed to assess attention and concentration ability in children following intensive practice of integrated approach of yoga and to compare the effects of three different modules of yoga on attention and concentration through cancellation tests. Normal healthy-English-medium school children [n=338, 9-12 years (10.0± 0.83)] were randomly assigned into three groups, shanti [= Creativity Development (CR) Sthiti [= IQ Development (IQ); Laya [= Physical stamina Development (PS). They were taught three different yoga modules including yoga postures, breathing exercises, kriya (cleansing technique), meditation, games and lecture by trained instructors. Cancellation (Digit, Letter and Character) tests were administrated to children in all three groups on first and ninth day of the residential program. As data were normally distributed, the analysis was done using parametric, paired t-test. Comparison of pre and post values showed that there was significant improvement (p< 0.001) in digit cancellation test for all the three groups. [IQ group (31.11%); CRG group (25.69%) and PS group (24.35 %)] as well in character cancellation [IQ group (43.82%); CR group (34.81%) and PS group (32.45 %)]. Read More...


A Comparative Study of three different yoga modules on Logical Memory in school children
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Uni-nostril breathing increases spatial memory score without lateralized effects. Hence, the present study assessed the effect of integrated approach of yoga module (IAYM) on the performance in logical memory test of Schoolchildren.  Read More...


A study of three comparative yoga modules on Associative Memory of school children
Abstract : The present study was conducted to compare three different integrated yoga modules on Associative memory in 241 school children of both genders aged between 13-17 years were randomly allocated to three groups after stratifying for age /sex. The groups are 1(CV group) Creativity group (n=81), 2 (IQ group) Intelligent quotient group (n=81) & (PS group) Physical stamina group (n=79). All the groups prescribed specific yoga modules for 10 days. Associative memory was assessed by using Wechsler's memory scale test. The assessments were taken day 1&day 9th. The percentage of improvement in the three groups are as (CV -12.2%, IQ-11.4%, P.S- 11.3%). The result showed significant improvement found in all groups with using paired sample 't' test. No significant difference found between the groups in ANOVA test. Read More...


Yoga on Attention and Concentration in children
Abstract : To assess the effect of integrated yoga module in children on their attention and concentration.  To compare the attention and concentration in three different yoga modules. Read More...


Efficacy of Three Different Yoga Modules on Verbal Memory in School students
Abstract : This study was conducted to compare the three different specific Integrated Yoga Modules on Verbal Memory in 500 school students whose age ranged from 9-12 years. After stratifying for sex and age (Boys=181, Girls=129), 310 school students were randomly allotted to three groups. All the three groups were trained in specific yoga modules designed for improving Physical Stamina (PS=100), Creativity (CR=107) and Analytical Intelligence (IQ=103), for ten days in a residential set up in South India. Verbal Memory was assessed using modified Wechsler’s Memory Scale Test on day first and after ninth day. There was significant improvement (Student Paired ‘t’test p=<0.001) in Verbal Memory in all three groups (PS=17.01%, CR=15.61% and IQ=15.05%). Results showed that the boys in the PS group (17.43%) had the maximum improvement compared to girls (3.94%). Read More...


A Comparative study of three different Yoga modules on Logical Memory in school children
Abstract : Uni-nostril breathing increases spatial memory score without lateralized effects. Hence, the present study assessed the effect of integrated approach of yoga module (IAYM) on the performance in logical memory test of Schoolchildren. Read More...


Changes in Nostril dominance at sunrise and sunset in students undergoing three specific Integrated Yoga modules
Abstract : The present study was conducted to examine the changes in nostril dominance in 414 school children (age 9 to 12 years) during an intensive residential yoga training program. Subjects were randomly allocated to three equal groups (n=138) after stratifying for sex. Each group was assigned to one of three integrated yoga modules, which are specially designed to improve physical stamina (PS), intelligence (IQ) and creativity (CV). All three groups underwent their respective yoga training intensively for 8 days. Nostril dominance was assessed at sunrise and sunset on all days 8 days of training using the slide method. Analysis was done by means of chi-square test. Results showed that the nostril dominance of all three groups significantly shifted from left or right nostril to both nostrils at both sunrise and sunset. There was no significant difference between boys and girls in the pattern of shift in nostril dominance. Correlation analysis of frequency data of nostril dominance from 1st day to 8th day indicated significant negative correlation’s between right or left and both nostril dominance patterns. These findings from the present study suggest that intensive yoga training for 8 days may improve nasal balance and hence autonomic balance. Read More...


Efficacy of three different integrated yoga modules on Creativity in School children (9 to 12 years)
Abstract : The present study was conducted to compare the effect of three different integrated yoga modules on creativity in 224 school students of both genders, aged between 9 to 12 years. After stratifying for sex, subjects were randomly allocated to three groups which were assigned to Analytical Intelligence Group (B), Creative Intelligence Group (A), or Physical Performance Group (C). All the groups practiced their on specific yoga modules for 10 days. Creativity was assessed using a paper pencil test of divergent production, based on Guilford's model of intelligence (1950) or Structure of Intellect or SOI model that measures distinct creative abilities. The subjects were evaluated on creativity at the beginning and the last day of the camp. The results suggest that all three groups showed a significant improvement at the creativity task scores following 10 days of their respective intervention (p=0.001,two tailed, Paired 't' test). Hence the present study shows the efficacy of an integrated yoga module in improving the creativity scores, irrespective of yoga modules given to improve special faculties. Read More...


Cognitive Science Efficacy of Three Different Yoga Modules on Verbal Memory in School Children
Abstract : The present study was conducted to compare the effects of three different integrated yoga modules on verbal memory in 300 school children (aged 13-16 years) who participated in a 10-day residential personal development camp (PDC). They were randomly allocated to three groups after stratifying for gender, namely intelligence (IQ) group (n=100), creativity (CV) group (n=100), and physical stamina (PS) group (n=100), on the basis of the specific yoga modules developed to promote IQ, CV, and PS, respectively. All three groups practiced specific yoga modules for 9 days. Read More...


Nostril Dominance and anxiety State in normal volunteers before and after Integrated yoga Practices.
Abstract : This study was conducted to assess pattern of nostril dominance and Anxiety State before and after the practice of Integrated Approach of Yoga (IAY) in 68 normal healthy volunteers. Both men and women age between 16 to 56 years. ( age mean & Standard deviation 27.13 ± 8.41). The entire subjects had undergone same daily routine from morning 5 am to 9.30 pm. Nasal Dominance was assessed by using the slide test and Anxiety test was assessed through three questionnaire, STAI - X-1, STAI - X-2, They were administered on first and 10th day of the study and they show the significant reduction of anxiety state (p<0.00) and STAI - A - STATE was given every day before and after Asana session at 5 am and 7.10 am (p<0.04). Read More...


A comparative study of the effect of three specific Integrated yoga Modules on Manual Dexterity in school students
Abstract : This study was conducted to compare the fine motor performance of school students using three different integrated yoga modules. After stratifying for sex and age (Boys=403, girls = 243; juniors 9-12yrs, seniors 13-17 yrs), 604 school students were randomly allotted to three groups. All the 3 groups were trained in specific yoga modules designed for improving Physical Stamina (PS =218), Creativity (CR =216) and Analytical Intelligence (IQ, =212), for 10 days in a residential set up in South India. Fine motor performance was assessed using Minnesota Manual Dexterity Test on day 1 and 9. Read More...


Effect of Tibetan Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation (Vipasana) on Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Spectrum
Abstract : The present study was aimed to determine the effect of Tibetan Buddhist Mindfulness meditation (Vipasana) on the heart rate variability (HRV), a specific indicator of autonomic nervous system (ANS) function. The practice requires considerable awareness with expansive relaxation. 14 males of age range 22 to 41 years (mean 29.0 ±5.19) having completed 10 days basic training on Vipasana, participated in this study. The heart rate variability of all the subjects was assessed in two test sessions, which included a period of meditation and control (random) thinking. Read More...


Efficacy of Three Modules of Yoga Practice on Visual Memory in Children
Abstract : The present study assessed the visual memory in school children following general yoga practices. Children (n= 270 whose ages ranged from 13-17 years) were randomly assigned into 3 groups. Each group practiced a specific yoga technique (Physical stamina= Dynamic practices, Creativity= artwork, crafts, skits, IQ= Special quiz, debate). These techniques were practiced for 10 days. Visual memory was assessed initially and after 9 days. All 3 groups showed significant increase in visual memory (p<0.001, paired sample test) but physical stamina showed greatest increase (33.7 % change) among them.. Read More...


Comparison of Bilateral Elbow Joint Position Sense (error) Between Yoga and Non Yoga Practitioners
Abstract : Yoga has been shown to improve balance and perceptual motor skills, but no study was done on joint position sense, an important factor for body equilibrium. The present study compares the effect of yoga group, who had minimum of one-year experience and non-yoga group on the bilateral elbow joint position sense in normal adults. The joint position sense errors of both elbow joints was measured in three angles, that is, 20 degree, 50 degree, and 120 degree using a kinesthesia-meter. 29 right-handed subjects were chosen out of 30 subjects in both pre-selected groups. Subjects of both groups were blind folded to avoid non-kinesthetic and visual clues and were assessed for similar angles of both yoga and non-yoga groups... Read More...


Effect of yoga on the visual memory in school children.
Abstract : The present study assessed the visual memory in school children following general yoga practices. Children (n= 297 whose ages ranged from 10-12 years) were randomly assigned 3 groups. Each group practiced a specific yoga module (Physical stamina = Dynamic practices; Creativity = artwork, crafts, skits; IQ = Special quiz, debate). These techniques were practiced and visual memory was assessed initially and after 9 days. There were 277 children who were got after dropouts and checking for abnormal data and that were taken for assessment... Read More...


Efficacy of Three Different Integrated Yoga Modules on Creativity in School Children (9-12 Years)
Abstract : Many researches and experimental programs have shown that ideational creativity can be taught and enhanced through thinking skill training. A study on creativity in children after the practicing of integrated approach of yoga modules showed significant improvement in creativity. The present creativity study was conducted to compare three different specific integrated yoga modules on creativity in 399 school children of age between 9 to 12 years who were randomly allocated to three groups after stratifying for sex.... Read More...


A Comparative Study Of Three Different Yoga Modules On Intelligence Quotient In Normal Children (9 to 12 Years)
Abstract : The present study was aimed to assess the intelligence quotient (IQ) in children's after intensive practice of Integrated Approach of Yoga and to compare the effects of three different yoga modules through Draw-a-man test. Subjects included normal healthy English-medium school children (n = 207) aged between 9-12 years (Mean ± SD, 10.86 ± 0.91). They were randomly assigned to three groups, Srasti i.e. for Creativity Development (CR), Sthiti i.e. for IQ Development (IQ), and Laya i.e. for Physical Stamina Development (PS)... Read More...


Efficacy Of Deep Relaxation Technique On The Psychological Variables Of CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft) Patients
Abstract : We attempted to identify the effect of yogic relaxation technique (YRT) on psychological variables after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG).
Forty male patients with Coronary Artery Disease in age range of 35-65 years posted for CABG surgery were randomly allocated into a yoga group matched with a control group.
Spiel Berger's State-trait Inventory and Beck's Depression inventory Questionnaires were used to collect data. The yoga group practiced YRT while the control group continued to have normal care... Read More...


A Comparative Study Of Three Different Yoga Modules On Intelligence Quotient In Normal School Children
Abstract : This study was undertaken to assess the individual effect of three selected modules of integrated yoga practices on the IQ level of school children and to compare the effect of three different yoga modules. 153 school children, aged 13-15 years (Mean age SD, 13.86 0.84) were selected and randomly divided into 3 groups: Intelligence Quotient (IQ) N=51; Creativity N=52 and Physical Stamina N=50. The groups were matched for sex, age, socio-economic status and socio-environmental background.... Read More...


Effect of Integrated Approach Of Yoga Therapy On Quality Of Sleep In Patients Admitted To A Yoga Therapy Health Home

Abstract : Out of 331, 60 patients were admitted for intensive 2 week yoga therapy treatment programme in a residential health home. The patients of both sexes, (age range 20-50 years) were randomly allocated to two groups experimental (yoga postures, relaxation techniques, voluntary regulated breathing, lectures on yoga philosophy) and control with comparable physical activity sessions (physical exercises, supine rest, breathing exercises, and lectures on life style)... Read More...


Changes in nasal dominance at sunrise and sunset in students undergoing three different integrated yoga modules
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The Present study was conducted to examine the changes in nostril dominance in 315 school students (age 13-17 yrs) in an intensive residential yoga camp for 9 days. After stratifying for sex, the students were randomly allocated to three groups (n=105). Each group was assigned to one of three Integrated Yoga Modules, which was specially designed to improve physical stamina (PS), Intelligence (IQ) or Creativity (CR). Nostril Dominance was assessed at sunrise and sunset on all 8 days of training using the slide method. Results showed that, at baseline the number of students with right nostril dominance was significantly highest (Chi-square test) at sunrise and those of left at sunset. After intervention there was a significant shift from right (at sunrise) or left nostril (at sunset) to both nostrils from first to eighth day (Spearman correlation -0.68 and -0.93). The shift was most in creativity group at sunrise and IQ group at sunset. At sunrise, significantly higher number of boys had right and girls had left nostril dominance. At sunset larger number of boys had left and girls had right nostril dominance. The change towards both nostrils after yoga was more prominent in girls at sunrise. These findings from the present study suggest that intensive yoga training for 8 days can improve nasal balance validating the findings of yoga Rsis quoted in ancient yoga text... Read More...

Efficacy of Yogic Relaxation Technique on Autonomic Stability in Patients after Coronary Bypass Grafting Surgery: A Control Study
Abstract: Widely observed association between the heart disease and stress levels suggests the use of relaxation therapies in the post-operative period after Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have been the subject of considerable interest. The present study was an attempt to identify the effect of yogic relaxation technique (YRT) on autonomic stability during first post–operative week after CABG surgery...Read More...

Speech Communication & Speech Analysis
Abstract: Musical notes have played an important role in the growth of human culture and civilization. India has a rich heritage of music from the time of the Samaveda. There is a rich literature about music, its techniques and its rendition. But there is hardly any information about the sound aspects of musical notes...Read More... 


Energy Expenditure During Viparatakarani -A Yogic Inverted Posture
Abstract: As yoga gets popular, precise measurement of metabolic changes in different yoga postures is being taken up by researchers. Energy expenditure during different types of asanas is available in literature. Studies on energy expenditure during the practice of inverted postures are sparse.....Read More...


Pyramid Energy And Its Effect On Preservation On Milk
Abstract: Pyramid energy has been variously studied for its mystical preservative, healing and sometimes curative effects. The powers of the pyramids have been traditionally associated with the elevation of the super-consciousness. Although pyramids have been studied exhaustively, much of their effects remain in mystery.....Read More...


Efficacy of Three Different Integrated Yoga Modules on Creativity in School Children (13 to 17 years)
Abstract: Yoga is very much helpful in the life of women. Karma Yoga makes them to work even in the busy schedule in a relaxed and detached way. Bhakti Yoga cultures the emotion and develops the aesthetic sense in women. Raja Yoga is extremely relevant to the modern women who are facing different types of modern problems......Read More...


Attention and Concentration after Yoga Practices in Normal Healthy Adults
Abstract: The objective of this research was to ascertain the cognitive changes after yoga practices on the attention, concentration and memory in normal healthy people. For this purpose, logical memory, digit span, visual reproduction and letter cancellation tests were assessed on 31 (14 men and 17 women) normal healthy volunteers who attended the post conference session of the 14th International Conference on Frontiers on yoga research and applications with special emphasis on Prananvenana from 23rd December to 30th December 2003 at Prasanti Kutaram, near Bangalore. They stayed in the campus and were provided sattvik vegetarian food. The participants were divided into 3 groups. There was a common programme, special techniques, voice culture, pranic energisation and cosmic energy transmission.......Read More...


Chemical Composition of Sacrifiial Ash
Abstract: An experimental study was undertaken to investigate the effect of mantras on the chemical composition of sacrificial wood ash. The experiments were conducted with four identical rooms with three rooms for sacrifice with mantras and one for sacrifice without mantra. The last room served as control........Read More...


Effect of Gayatri Mantra on the Capacity to influence a Random Event Generator
Abstract: Psycho kinesis, power to influence a Random event generator called REG from a distance is investigated in this study. One of the famous mantras is the Gayatri which is known to invoke effulgence and higher powers of the mind........Read More...


Changes in Heart Rate Variability After Cyclic Meditation in Working Women
Abstract: Cyclic meditation (CM) is a yoga based stress management technique in which physical postures are interspersed with relaxation. CM is based on a statement in ancient yoga texts which suggests that combination of both 'calming' and 'stimulating' measures may be especially helpful in reaching a state of mental equilibrium. Changes in heart rate variability in working women were studied after CM. Of the 90 healthy female bank employees who were screened, 60 satisfied the inclusion/exclusion criteria and were selected after obtaining informed consent. Their age ranged from 25 to 50 years........Read More...

Effect of Vedic Chanting on Memory and Sustained Attention Contents
Abstract: Researches and studies have shown that Yogasanas, Pranayama and Meditation help in enhancing memory and improving attention, but no study is available on the effect of traditional Vedic chanting on memory and sustained attention, which is one of the important features of cognitive abilities. The present study compared the effect of chanting group, who had minimum two-years experience on memory and sustained attention with that of non-chanting group who had no exposure to such type of chanting.........Read More...


Study of the Effects During Aptoryama Yajna on People , Envrionment and an Attitudinal Survey
Abstract: Yajna is derived from the Sanskrit verb yaj. Yajna, Yaga , Havana ,Homa etc are the synonymous. The philosophy of yajna teaches a way of living in the society in harmony. The Yajnas are divided into various categories according to the need, purpose and technicalities. Aptoryama is one such yajna which falls under Soma yajna. This yajna has specialty of having twenty one oblations of Soma juice and yajna takes place for eleven days........Read More...


Changes in Heart Rate Variability After Kunjala Kriya
Abstract: The present study was conducted to have a comprehensive view of the concepts of two basic purificatory processes in Yoga and Ayurveda. Purificatory processes are mentioned in Vedas. The purification through Sat karmas which is also commonly known as Sat kriyas, is mentioned first in Hatha yoga pradipika. The Sat karmas, the six cleansing techniques are named as Dhauti, Basti, Neti, Trataka, Nauli, and Kapalabhati........Read More...

 
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