EFFICACY OF CLASSICAL HATA YOGA TRAINING ON PERFORMANCE IN A VIGILANCE TEST AMONG HEALTHY ADULTS.

Dr. Vijaya kumar P S, Sahana A U

Abstract


Background: Vigilance is a term used alternatively with alertness or sustained attention and reects arousal and
cognitive performance. Today's society, thrive on performance, competition and perfection, which leads to an insidious
increase in stress. Stress causes psycho-physiological damage that is often underestimated. Stress has an impact on sustained attention task
performance resulted in mental health disorders. Mind-body techniques such as yoga have shown to improve stress reliance and thus enhances
cognitive functions; attention, visual scanning, memory retrieval. The objective of this study was to determine whether classical hata yoga
training would enhance the performance in vigilance task specic for sustained attention and alertness.
Material and Methods: Forty one participants who had enrolled in a forty ve days Classical Hata Yoga training program. Their ages ranged
between 18 and 50 years (group average ±S.D., 29.4±10.3 years, both genders). Those who have any chronic illness and mental illness, and those
who are not willing to participate were excluded. Classical Hata Yoga training is given for 45 days, 3hours/day. At baseline and following forty
ve days, all participants completed DVT.
Results: Classical hata yoga training program showed signicant change in DVT scores, showed 22% reduction (P < 0.0001) in total time taken
and 41% decrease (P < 0.0001) in error scores.
Conclusions: The forty ve days classical hata yoga training program was successful in enhancing the performance in vigilance task among
adults.


Keywords


vigilance, Classical Hata Yoga, DVT

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