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Mitigation of stress through yoga nidra (meditation) intervention

Manish Kumar Dwivedi (Institute of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India and School of Business Management, Jaipur National University, Jaipur, India)

The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice

ISSN: 1755-6228

Article publication date: 7 June 2021

Issue publication date: 27 July 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of Yoga Nidra in mitigating stress. This study has also investigated the impact of demographic profiles such as age, marital status and gender on stress.

Design/methodology/approach

The sample selected for this study consists of 200 respondents. The two groups were divided into the study: control and experimental groups. The data has been collected from the respondents pre and post-test administration of Yoga Nidra intervention within an interval of one month. The subjects have been instructed to practice Yoga Nidra. There is one follow-up at an interval of one month to assess the level of stress.

Findings

It has been observed that the stress level of participants reduced after administrating the intervention of Yoga Nidra. The findings suggested that Yoga Nidra is an effective mechanism in mitigating stress.

Research limitations/implications

The limitation of this study is that it might be possible that the respondents would have also practiced any other yogic techniques. Therefore, it is difficult to examine the impact of one yogic technique independently on stress.

Practical implications

The implication of this study exists in promoting the health of the people by improving the well-being at a minimal cost. It also results in saving the medical expenditure of the people.

Social implications

The practice of Yoga Nidra helps to improve the well-being of people. Ultimately, it has an impact on boosting the economy of the nation as a whole by reducing the medical expenses incurred in treating people suffered from various diseases.

Originality/value

This study is novel, which helps to make the society free from distress. It provides an effective stress management mechanism that provides relaxation at physical, mental and emotional levels. It ultimately results in saving medical expenditure and cost incurred in the treatment of various kinds of diseases.

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Citation

Dwivedi, M.K. (2021), "Mitigation of stress through yoga nidra (meditation) intervention", The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. 16 No. 4, pp. 300-312. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMHTEP-09-2020-0065

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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