STUDY OF YOGA AWARENESS IN URBAN AREA OF KOLHAPUR DISTRICT OF WESTERN MAHARASHTRA.

Dr. Deepmala J. Yadav, Dr. Jeevankumar U. Yadav

Abstract


Background: Yoga is no longer a mysterious phenomenon. Yoga is a tool for gaining body and mind awareness to achieve whatever religious or spiritual believes you have. Methods: Study conducted at Kasaba Bawda & Kadamwadi area of Kolhapur. 510 subjects selected randomly above age of 15 years from July to August 2015.  Results: More number of males (52.63%) practicing yoga as compared to females (47.37%). Majority 68.04% knows some health benefits of yoga. 60% correctly know the steps in suryanamaskar. 63.53% subjects opined that yoga should be included in school syllabus. 59.02% had very positive attitude towards yoga. 43.53% are going to encourage others for practicing yoga. Yoga should be learnt and practiced in earlier phase of life before 15 years according to 40.78% subjects. Conclusions: The percentage of practicing Yoga is still very low, there has been a wakeup call to rethink about one’s physical and mental health. The people have come to recognize Yoga as much more than a form of exercise with growing demand.

Keywords


Yoga, awareness, urban area

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