Black, Kristen J.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Thousands of years ago, yoga was intended to refocus and prepare an individual for self-exploration. Today, the “colloquial yoga” has manifested as an exercise fad. The aim of this study was to further investigate yoga as a stress reducing technique among a sample of college students. This study examined yoga as a distinct discipline by comparing 3 separate conditions (yoga, active-control, and neutral-control). This research aimed to demonstrate an overall decrease in perceived stress, increase in self-esteem, and increase in ability to psychologically detach from stressors after engaging in a yoga practice, as compared to the two control conditions. Overall, evidence from this research suggests that a single yoga session had a significant effect on detachment from psychological stressors but little effect on perceived stress or self-esteem. The results of this study strengthen the literature on the benefits of a mindful yoga practice, particularly by examining pre, post, and next day effects.
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B. S.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science.
College students -- Psychology; Stress (Psychology); Yoga -- Therapeutic use
Oliver, Jaylee K., "Mindful yoga as a means of reducing college student stress" (2020). Honors Theses.