Unlocking The Power Of Alternative Therapy: How Yoga Can Transform Your Quality of Life

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Mr. Chandan Kumar Mohapatra
Mr. Sashikanta Khuntia
Dr. Sanjaya Kumar panda


The meta-analysis sets to consider the efficacy of yoga performance in the prevention of different problems. Eight studies were highlighted, each targeting a specific sort of yoga and the health problems related to that type. We had the sample size ranging from 400 participants. A weighted average of the relevant composite mean differences and their complementary 95% confidence intervals were computed to identify the direction and magnitude of the achieved effects. A positive effect was detected for all health indicators that were in focus of the study. Hatha Yoga demonstrated effectiveness in reducing anxiety (Effect Size = 0.56, 95% CI: Range of effect sizes in Hatha Yoga was (0.42 to 0.71) with the notable Raja Yoga improvement in depression (Effect Size = 0.75, 95% CI: 0.60 to 0.90). Vinyasa Yoga exhibited a positive impact on cardiovascular health (Effect Size = 0.45, 95% CI: Studies on Omveda revealed effectiveness in glycemic control on Type 2 diabetics (Effect Size = 0.31-0.59), and the Kundalini Yoga group showed usefulness in managing hypertension (Effect Size = 0.64, 95% CI: 0.50 to 0.79). Bikram Yoga showed promise in addressing diabetes (Effect Size = 0.38, 95% CI: Traditional Yoga appears to be helpful for hypertension (Effect Size = 0.24 to 0.52), while the Ashtanga Yoga was advantageous for obesity (Effect Size = 0.51, 95% CI: 0.37 to 0.65). Iyengar Yoga effectively managed chronic pain (Effect Size = 0.70, 95% CI: For the sleeping disorders and insomnia the definitive effectiveness of the Yang Yoga was 0.55 to 0.85, and for the other case beside the Yin the definitive level was 0.80, 95% CI: 0.65 to 0.95. Then, the conclusion of the meta-analysis can be summed up as follows: the practices of different types of yoga are very important to diverse aspects of health and well-being. That reveals yoga as the whole and value-oriented medical intervention that could be applied to a wide range of health problems.

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Mr. Chandan Kumar Mohapatra, Mr. Sashikanta Khuntia, & Dr. Sanjaya Kumar panda. (2023). Unlocking The Power Of Alternative Therapy: How Yoga Can Transform Your Quality of Life . Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 6(9s), 1811–1817. https://doi.org/10.53555/jrtdd.v6i9s.2494
Author Biographies

Mr. Chandan Kumar Mohapatra

Teaching Associate, Kiit university, Patia, Bhubaneswar, 751024, Odisha

Mr. Sashikanta Khuntia

Teaching Associate, Kiit university, Patia, Bhubaneswar, 751024, Odisha

Dr. Sanjaya Kumar panda

Dean, School of sports and yogic sciences, Kiit university, Patia, Bhubaneswar, 751024, Odisha


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