ISSN: 2455 - 0531

Inam International E-Journal of Tamil Studies

YOGA for Modern Age – Investigation on Effect of Yoga and Meditation on Physiological, Psychological and Academic Performance of Engineering Students using Electroencephalography

நவீன யுகத்திற்கான யோகா - எலெக்ட்ரோஎன்செபலோகிராஃபியைப் பயன்படுத்தி பொறியியல் மாணவர்களின் உடலியல், உளவியல் மற்றும் கல்விசார் செயல்திறன் குறித்த யோகா மற்றும் தியானத்தின் விளைவு பற்றிய விசாரணை

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Abstract (English):

Excellence at Work is Yoga – Bhagavat Gita


The majority of the current literature discusses yoga as a treatment for several physical and mental conditions. However, there is very limited research on yoga’s effectiveness among the college student population. Hence, this investigation is to examine the effectiveness of yoga on anxiety, and stress within an undergraduate college population. To address this goal, the researchers will be examined the overall effects of physical fitness, and compared that to the effects of yoga in college students by random sampling who will be engaged in those yoga and fitness classes. Based on previous research, both yoga and physical fitness should affect participants by reducing anxiety and stress levels. This paper discusses, Nine different types of physical fitness exercise and kayakalpa exercise will be given followed by three different kinds of meditation practices namely Nine point meditation, thuriatheetha meditation and santhi meditation for inner peace will also be given. After over the period of six month time, the students will be investigated for determining the changes in physiological and psychological perspectives. The simplified physical exercises will be taught and the students will be trained for the first quarter. Kundalini yoga Practices will be taught in the next quarter. In the third quarter, 3 kinds of meditation will be given to determine the emotions, anger, concentrations in the studies and attitude changes, etc. In addition to the yoga training, the overall performance of the students will be measured periodically in the VIT Health Centre by a technician using Electroencephalography (EEG) test and results will be obtained from a neurologist and the yoga trainer belonging to the institute. Electroencephalography is a technique for recording and interpreting the electrical activity of the brain. The nerve cells of the brain generate electrical impulses that fluctuate rhythmically in distinct patterns. In 1929, German scientist Hans Berger developed an electroencephalograph, an instrument that measures and records these brain‑wave patterns. The recording produced by such an instrument is called an electroencephalogram, commonly abbreviated EEG. To record the electrical activity of the brain, 8 –16 pairs of electrodes are attached to the scalp. Each pair of electrodes transmits a signal to one of the several recording channels of the electroencephalograph. This signal consists of the difference in the voltage between the pair. The rhythmic fluctuation of this potential difference is shown as peaks and troughs on a line graph by the recording channel. Based on the analysis suggestions will be given to all the students for their improvements. The outcome will be submitted to the funding agency to derive the policy to be amended in all other educational institution.

Abstract (Tamil):

தற்போதைய இலக்கியங்களில் பெரும்பாலானவை யோகாவை  உடல் மற்றும் மனநிலைக்கான சிகிச்சையாக விவாதிக்கின்றன. இருப்பினும், கல்லூரி மாணவர்களிடையே யோகாவின் செயல்திறன் குறித்து மிகக் குறைந்த ஆராய்ச்சியே மேற்கொள்ளப்பட்டுள்ளது . எனவே, இந்த ஆய்வானது இளங்கலை கல்லூரி மாணவர்களிடையே  பதட்டம் மற்றும் மன அழுத்தத்தில் யோகாவின் பங்கு குறித்து  ஆராய்வதாக அமைகின்றது .


Physical fitness, Mental health, Simplified Kundalini Yoga, Kayakalpa, Nine point meditation


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