A Study on the Effect of Yoga Therapy on Dysmenorrhoea
Dr K Krishna Sharma*, Dr Thirumaleshwara Prasada H**, Dr Udayakumara K***
1Chairman, Department of Human Consciousness and Yogic Sciences, Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri
2Guest Lecturer/ Yoga Consultant, Dharmanidhi Yogapeetha, Department of Human Consciousness and Yogic Sciences, Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri – 574199.
3Guest Lecturer/ Yoga Consultant, Dharmanidhi Yogapeetha, Department of Human Consciousness and Yogic Sciences, Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri – 574199.
The present study, entitled ‘A study on the effect of yoga therapy on Dysmenorrhea’ was conducted at Mangalore University Campus, Mangalagangothri. 20 girls who were suffering from menstrual disorders were selected from University Campus, Mangalagangothri and nearby places. Duration of the study was 30 days. The subjects were randomly divided into an experimental group and a control group, each group having 10 subjects. Yogic practices were progressively introduced to the experimental group on six days in a week for one hour from 6.15am to 7.15am every day. The control group was not exposed to any yogic practices. Both the groups underwent Oestrogen test, BP, Weight and BMI measurement at baseline and at 30 days. A questionnaire was also administered to both the groups at baseline and at 30 days.
After yoga therapy for a period of 30days, the members of experimental group experienced overall improvement in their health. The yogic practices made them get relieved of their painful menstruation. The results of various tests were analysed using t test. After the yoga therapy, except BMI, remaining parameters showed significant improvement among experimental group when compared to control group. Oestrogen test showed a significant improvement with p=0.024398, Weight with p=0.036408. Similarly the Systolic Blood Pressure showed a significant improvement with p=0.001886, Diastolic Blood Pressure with p=0.044891. The mean scores of questionnaire decreased from 68.662 to 55.264 with p=0.042352. As p <0.05, the result is significant. The study depicts that yogic practices are helpful in managing menstrual disorders in general and Dysmenorrhea in particular.
Dysmenorrhoea, Oestrogen level, Yoga Therapy, Well-being.