Year: 2020 | Month: June | Volume 9 | Issue 1
Effect of Suryanamaskar on Occupational Stress among it Professionals
With high number of young people taking up IT jobs and facing stressful life affecting their quality of life; there is a high degree of necessity to find the tools which can reduce stress levels among them. Yoga may be regarded as one such tool. Suryanamaskar a form of yogic exercise is well-known, but there are very few evidence-based studies in the past on the effects of suryanamaskar on stress. Hence present study was undertaken to assess the effects of suryanamaskar on professional stress by measuring it using Professional Life Stress Scale (PLSS) before and after the intervention of 30 days of suryanamaskar. It was noticed that, the stress score was reduced significantly from problematic to moderate level after the intervention. Suryanamaskar may be a useful tool, to be practiced on a daily basis, especially in the IT industry, which can help to alleviate stress, raise the quality of life of employees and thus productivity. However, detailed studies employing larger sample size and advanced methods are recommended to understand the scope of suryanamaskar further.
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