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Yoga Intervention Program for PGDGC

On 18 October, 2023, the students of SGRR School of Education, PGDGC students have an important unit in their curriculum Intervention through yoga. Special session was arranged to understand how yoga can be used as intervention for counseling, Dr. Saraswati Kala (Dean School of Yogic science and Naturopathy)began session with Gayatri mantra and talked about how Yoga has been shown to improve executive functions, attention, intelligence, memory and concentration to people since it is as an intervention using physical postures, breathing exercises and meditation techniques,with therapeutic techniques How mental health and coping skills and relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome,” explains Dr. Nevins. “Yoga can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia.” Other physical benefits of yoga include: increased flexibility in life and body, also discussed various problems faced by today’s generation focusing adolescents such as biological psychological and emotional changes. Today teenagers deeply delved into technology and social media which is severely affecting their mental health. For that as a form of low-impact exercise, yoga has been shown to lower stress hormones in our bodies while simultaneously increasing beneficial brain chemicals like endorphins and GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid). These feel-good chemicals help decrease anxiety and improve mood.

Demonstration of Vajrasana ,effective for the mental health problems as the forehead touches the ground which makes the Agya chakra active and creates a balance of all the chakras in our body, it also improves blood circulation in our body. Pranayama is another type of yoga posture which includes deep breathing, rejuvenate lungs.

Session was concluded again emphasizing on Yoga based interventions which were found to have a positive impact on various indicators of psychological functioning, such as perceived stress, satisfaction with life, positive and negative affectivity. Additionally, such interventions improved bodily or interoceptive awareness and spirituality

For this session we are thankful to Dr. Kala, Dr.Kandpal and coordinator Dr. Dhayani and Ms.Rakhi chauhan and all PGDGC students

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