Objectives: To assess the effects of a yoga nidra on life stress and self-esteem in university students.
Methods: This study is a non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design. Forty university students were selected by convenience sampling, with 20 assigned to a yoga nidra group and 20 to a control group. The yoga group participated in bi-weekly, 1-h sessions of yoga nidra for 8 weeks. Life stress intensity level was measured using a 10 cm Visual Analog Scale. Self-esteem score was measured by Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale.
Results: The yoga nidra group showed significantly decreased life stress intensity levels compared to the control group. The yoga group also showed significantly increased self-esteem scores compared to the control group.
Conclusions: These findings indicate that yoga nidra could alleviate the life stress intensity level and increase the self-esteem in university students.
Keywords: Life stress; Self-esteem; Yoga nidra.
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