Volume 20 No 22 (2022)
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Construction and Validation of Yama (Social Discipline) Questionnaire Based on Ethical Principles of Yoga Philosophy
Amit Kumar, Sushil Kumar Dubey , Binayak Kumar Dubey , Sudha Yadav , Ramesh Kant Dubey , Urmila R Srivastava , Yamini Bhushan Tripathi
Abstract
Yoga is a system of scientific approach for self-realization which originated in ancient times in India. Yoga is mostly recognized in modern times for its Asanas (Postures) and Pranayama (Breathing exercises), while having a great philosophical and spiritual foundation that is often overlooked. Particularly Yoga's ethical principles, the Yamas are of great significance for students and Yoga practitioners. Ashtanga yoga emphasizes the need of Yamas or social discipline in building a peaceful, harmonious, and pleasant social environment. Thus, we conducted a cross-sectional survey among 140 students of age ranging from 18 to 30 years with the goal of developing and validating an instrument that operationalizes the Yamas from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and Govt
Keywords
Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Ashtanga Yoga, Questionnaire, Validation, Yoga Ethics.
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