International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education

International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education


International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education
International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education
Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2019)

Yoga practice and well-being, life satisfaction, and happiness: A descriptive study


Catarina Silva, António Rosado, Alexandre Ramos

The purpose of this study was to verify if the practice of Yoga influences well-being, life satisfaction and happiness according to the following variables: practitioner or non-practitioner of Yoga, gender, age, volume and years of practice, as well as status (teacher or student). Participants were 281 adults (214 practitioners of Yoga and 67 non-practitioners) between the ages of 18 and 90, 81% women and 19% men. The Psychological Well-being (EMMBEP), Life Satisfaction Scale (SWLS), and Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS) were applied. To analyze the data, the Statistic Package for Social Sciences, versão 25.00, was used, evaluating variance. The results in the studied population showed that the time of Yoga practice influences the overall well-being and, in particular, one of its dimensions: joy of life. It is also evidenced that being a yoga teacher can increase life satisfaction. Gender influences the sense of balance and personal happiness, the female gender with higher values.
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Catarina Silva, António Rosado, Alexandre Ramos. Yoga practice and well-being, life satisfaction, and happiness: A descriptive study. International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education, Volume 4, Issue 3, 2019, Pages 52-58
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