The Effect of Yoga Training on Emotion Regulation

Abstract

Emotion has a significant role in a human life. Mechanism of good emotion regulation makes peoples to be accepted in social community. Yoga is one of physical exercise with affect on emotion regulation. To our knowledge, no studies have investigated yoga treatment leads to emotion regulation. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of yoga training on emotion regulation. Randomized experiment design was developed and seventeen college students, were involved into experimental group and control group. Subjects in the experimental group were given an intervention of yoga training which was given 2 hours every day and held in one month. Yoga training consisted of 8 poses (asanas) which instructed by a facilitator. After the intervention was completed, the subjects in experiment group and control group were compared in T-test (F =0,513, t= 4,616, p<0,01) The results showed that the score of emotion regulation in experimental group significantly increased after the treatment. It was concluded that the essential meaning of participating in yoga was summarized as could increase emotion regulation. As implication, the participant that practice yoga increase at capability of motive to regulation his/her emotion.



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Nurlaila Anisahwati, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
Nida Ul Hasanat, Psikologi UGM, Indonesia

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Conference: ACP2015
Stream: Mental Health

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