Yoga for Memory Development of School going Children Reviewed by Momizat on . Principal Investigator:  Dr. Y. P. Kaushik, Project Head, Objective : To determine the efficacy of yoga practice at young age of school going children to improv Principal Investigator:  Dr. Y. P. Kaushik, Project Head, Objective : To determine the efficacy of yoga practice at young age of school going children to improv Rating: 0
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Yoga for Memory Development of School going Children

Principal Investigator:  Dr. Y. P. Kaushik, Project Head,

Objective : To determine the efficacy of yoga practice at young age of school going children to improve their memory using the integrated approach of Yoga,

Methodology: In the study total number of 7838 students participated and 6328 * Students were covered in the Controlled Research Study for which data analysis had been carried out.

> Yoga Groups 3164
>Control Groups 3164
6328

against the planned target of 6000 envisaged at the time of formulating the project.

Remaining 1510 students received Yoga training for 15 days — 3 hours daily but could not be included in this Controlled Study because of non-availability of students to form Control groups and as such no data was collected generated for these students.

This controlled study had been carried out on a population of 6328 students divided into 87 Yoga groups and 87 Control groups based on age factor. Students forming the Control groups were from an economic and academic background similar to that of corresponding Yoga groups. Control groups were not received any Yoga training.

Both Yoga groups and Control groups were given 4 memory related tests at the beginning and end of 15 days practice period. These two sets of tests were similar in nature but were not identical. During 15 days period Yoga group was given intensiveYoga training for 3 hours everyday while the Control group attended to their routine class work at school.

The Yoga Practice Syllabus consisted of the following:

1. Shuddhi Kriyas with special emphasis on Kapal Bhati.
2. Yogasanas with breath awareness.
3. Pranayam with special emphasis on Bhramari
4. Dharana / Dhyan practice with special emphasis on awareness
5. Practice of Tratak & Mudras
6. Practice of deep relaxation techniques
7. Bhagved Geeta Shloka Recital / Songs
8. Stories based on Yama & Niyamas
9. Yogic games
10. Insistence of Satvic Ahar to stimulate Satva specially milk, fruit, nuts etc.

The following tests were used for assessment:

1. Audio tests (Recall ability test)
2. Visual test (Recognition test)
3. Audio Visual (Recognition / Recall Test)
4. Answering Questions after hearing a story (Retention / Recall test)

Observation/ Conclusion:

The results showed regarding the efficacy of Yoga practice (Integrated Approach of Yoga) as an effective tool for Memory Development of students of young age (9 to 14 years).

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