Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
Analysis of the effect of yoga practices on pre-menstrual syndrome
Author(s): Dr. K Krishna Sharma, Rashmitha
Abstract: A study to assess the effect of yoga therapy on ladies with PMS (Pre Menstrual Syndrome) conducted at women’s Hostel, Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri.20 subjects suffering with PMS were randomly selected for the current study. They are divided into two groups, experimental and control group with 10 subjects in each group. The experimental group was given selected yogic practices for one hour from 6.00 to 7.00pm, six days per week for a period of 30 days. The session included a series of asanas, pranayamas and relaxation techniques. The control group was not given any of these. Luteinizing hormone level, B.P, BMI and questionnaire readings were recorded for both the groups before and after the study. The results of various tests were analysed through student‘t’ test and have been compared for the two groups. After yoga therapy, the experimental group showed significant improvement at a level of significance p< 0.05 with a significant p value 0.0126. There was no significant change in control group. This depicts that the regular practice of the selected yogic techniques assist in regularization of hormones and in reducing PMS.