EVALUATION of SIDDHA SAMADHI YOGA for ANXIETY and DEPRESSION SYMPTOMS: A PRELIMINARY STUDY

EVALUATION of SIDDHA SAMADHI YOGA for ANXIETY and DEPRESSION SYMPTOMS: A PRELIMINARY STUDY

Author Kozasa, Elisa Harumi Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Santos, Ruth Ferreira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Rueda, Adriana Dourado Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Benedito-Silva, Ana Amelia Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
De Moraes Ornellas, Felipe Leite Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Leite, Jose Roberto Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Siddha Samadhi Yoga is a program in which meditation is associated with pranayama (breathing exercises). 22 volunteers with anxiety complaints (M aged 42.8 yr., SD = 10.3) were assigned to two groups: 14 attended the yoga group, and 8 attended a waiting-list or control group. They were evaluated before the intervention and I month after it on the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, the Beck Depression Inventory, Tension Feelings Self-evaluation Scales, and the Well-being Self-evaluation Scales. A significant reduction in scores on anxiety, depression, and tension was found in yoga group, as well as an increase in well-being in comparison with the control group.
Language English
Date 2008-08-01
Published in Psychological Reports. Missoula: Ammons Scientific, Ltd, v. 103, n. 1, p. 271-274, 2008.
ISSN 0033-2941 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Ammons Scientific, Ltd
Extent 271-274
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/PR0.103.1.271-274
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000259915500028
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/30844

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