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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 124-133

Effect of Prana vidya practices on intelligence quotient and performance quotient of adolescents: A randomized control trial


1 Department of Yoga Science, University of Patanjali, Haridwar, India
2 Department of Statistics, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj, India

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DOI: 10.4103/ijoyppp.ijoyppp_22_21

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Background: Intelligence is one of the most important aspects of one's consciousness. Various practices have been given in yogic texts to develop human consciousness in its entirety. The present study assesses whether Prana vidya practices (PVPs) are effective for the enhancement of intelligence in adolescents. Various studies have established that prana-related practices such as pranayama and pranic healing have played an important role in the prevention and treatment of various aspects of human health. Aim: To study the effect of PVPs on the intelligence quotient (IQ) and performance quotient (PQ) of adolescents. Materials and Methods: The present study was a randomized control trial, conducted to find the effect of 5-week Prana vidya intervention on IQ and PQ of adolescents where five different PVPs were given every day for 35 min. Thirty six adolescents aged between 11 and 16 years were selected for this study and assessed by Bhatia's Battery of Performance Tests of Intelligence before and after the intervention. Data Analysis: The data were analyzed for the variables IQ and PQ under the descriptive statistics, correlation, and the paired t-test. Results: The results show a significant increase (P < 0.01) in the IQ and PQ scores of the experimental group after the given intervention. The mean ± standard error values of IQ and PQ were found as be IQ (pre = 109.44 ± 3.46, post = 123.40 ± 2.43) and PQ (pre = 111.66 ± 3.48, post = 124.27 ± 2.53). The correlation coefficient was found to be significantly positive between pre- and post-tests of both IQ and PQ. Conclusions: The study findings suggest that PVPs increase IQ and PQ in adolescents.


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