Dr. K. Nagarasan, Dr. M. Saradha
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of Simplified Kundalini Yoga on selected psychological variables of college women students. To resolve the purpose of the study 40 college women students were randomly selected from Kumaraguru college of Technology, Coimbatore. Their age ranged between 18 and 22 years. The selected subjects were randomly divided into two groups consisting of twenty each. No attempt was made to equate the groups. Experimental Group I underwent Simplified Kundalini Yoga group (SKY) for a period of 16 weeks. Group II acted as control group (CG) and were not engaged in any training programme other than their work. The subjects were free to withdraw their consent in case of feeling any discomfort during the period of their participation but there was no dropout during the study. The psychological variables namely Depression, Stress and Anxiety were selected and taken though DASS inventory. Pre and post tests were conducted in all the variables. Simplified Kundalini Yoga group (SKY) was imparted to the experimental group for a period of 16 weeks. Dependentt test was used to determine the significant difference between the treatment means. Simplified Kundalini Yoga had significantly decreased in Depression, Stress and Anxiety whereas the control group had no significant decrease in all the variables.
Keywords: Simplified Kundalini Yoga, Depression, Stress and Anxiety