The objective of the presented study was to assess the effect of twelve weeks of Yogic training on Emotional Intelligence among college going students. For the purpose of the research a total number of 50 male college going students from the Satyawati college (morning), University of Delhi was randomly selected as subjects. The age of the subjects was ranged from 17 to 25 years. Following variables were selected for the purpose of the research: Independent Variable – Yogic Training and Dependent Variable – Emotional Intelligence. For the assessment of Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence Test (N.K. Chadha & Dalip Singh, 2003) was used. Training was imparted to the experimental group for a period of twelve weeks. The training was one hour long daily for five days in a week. It consisted selected Asanas as following: Surya Namaskar, Shavasana, Halasana, Sarvangasana, Matsyaasna, Chakrasana, Shalabhasana, Bhujangasana, Dhanurasana, Paschimottanasana, Ardha-matsyendrasana, Vajrasna, Yogamudra, Standing Kati-chakrasana and Tadasana, Pranayamas: Anulom Vilom, Bhramari Pranayama, Bhastrika Pranayama and Om chanting. The data was collected before the commencement of training program known as Pre-test. Thereafter, data was collected at each 4 weeks’ time interval i.e. after 4 weeks, after 8 weeks and after 12 weeks of commencement of training program. Following statistical procedures were employed to analyze data using SPSS software (Version 16): Descriptive statistics (Mean, Standard Deviation) and Repeated Measure MANOVA. In all the cases 0.05 level of significance was fixed to test the hypothesis. The obtained result shows the significant result of analysis of various groups on selected variables. Though, sphericity was violated but fixed after making required adjustment in degree of freedom. The obtained F-value was also significant (p < 0.05) with significant difference confirming in post-hoc analysis. On the basis of results, it was concluded that 12 weeks yogic training have significant effect on emotional intelligence.
Key Words: Emotional Intelligence, Yogic Exercises.
Authors: Mrs. Rekha Sharma & Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh