Effect of Cyclic Meditation on selected Psychological Variables among Corporate Employees

  • Sanjana Kansara Research scholar, MSc (Yoga), Department of Astanga Yoga, Lakulish Yoga University, Chharodi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
  • Vijayakumar PS Associate Professor, Department of Astanga Yoga, Lakulish Yoga University, Chharodi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
  • Sahana AU Clinical Psychologist, Department of Astanga Yoga, Lakulish Yoga University, Chharodi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Keywords: Cognitive functions, cyclic meditation (CM), corporate employees, SLCT, DLST.

Abstract

Background: Today’s competitive work environment has created enormous amount of stress on corporate employees, the impact of this as seen on impaired cognitive Functions and compromised mental health, there is a connection between cognition impairment with occupational stress. Mind-body techniques such as cyclic meditation (CM) have shown to improve cognitive functions, reduce stress and enhancing psychological wellbeing. The objective of this study was to determine whether cyclic meditation enhances the cognitive functions. Material and Methods: Thirty-five participants who had enrolled in a fifteen days cyclic meditation program. Their ages ranged between 20 and 60 years (group average ±S.D. 38.4±9.3 years, both genders). Those who have any chronic illness and mental illness, and those who are not willing to participate were excluded. Cyclic meditation is given for 15 days, 40 min./day. At baseline and following fifteen days, all participants completed DLST and SLCT. Results: cyclic meditation program showed significant change in DLST scores, increase (P-value< 0.001) in total attempted score, significant increase (P-value<0.001) in net score. Significant change in SLCT scores, significant increase (P-value<0.001) in total attempted score, similarly, significant increase (P-value<0.001) in net score, but there was no reduction in wrong attempt scores on both the tests (P-value >0.05). Conclusions: The fifteen days of cyclic meditation practice was successful in enhancing the cognitive function among corporate employees.

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Sanjana Kansara, Vijayakumar PS, & Sahana AU. (2021). Effect of Cyclic Meditation on selected Psychological Variables among Corporate Employees. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 6(3), 12 - 16. Retrieved from https://jaims.in/jaims/article/view/1306
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