Effectiveness of pranayama in reduction of stress among senior citizens
Dinesh Kumar, Prempati Mayanglambam
A study to assess the effectiveness of pranayama in reduction of stress among senior citizens at selected old age homes of Ghaziabad. The objectives of the study are as follows: To evaluate the effectiveness of pranayama in reduction of stress among the senior citizens. To find out the association between the levels of stress among senior citizens with their selected demographic variables. A total number of 60 subjects were chosen for the study. Quasi experimental pretest and posttest research design was adopted for the study. The setting of the study was Karan singh mukhiya old age home Ghaziabad. The tools used to assess the data was socio demographic performa and rating scale to assess the level of stress. The significant findings of the study were: 40% of the subjects were in mild stress, 60% were in moderate stress and 0% in severe stress after pranayama. The chi square test showed that there was no significant association between levels of stress of senior citizens with their demographic variables. Findings indicate that overall practice of pranayama was good and effective in reduction of stress.