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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Beneficial effects of Raga therapy in the management of stress among children with type D personality

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Author Details: Madhusudhan U, Kumar Sai Sailesh, Jabir P K

Volume : 5

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 347

Article End Page : 349


Introduction: Om chanting and Ragas for stress alleviation. Different Ragas are likewise observed to be exceptionally compelling in overseeing or curing illnesses. In such conduct, a blend of particular notes or Ragas is being utilized to follow up on a specific chakra.
Aims and Objectives: The present study was undertaken to observe the effect of Raga therapy in the treatment of stress.
Materials and Methods: Total ten male participants with in the age group of 9-13 years, with type-d personality were recruited in the study. OM followed by Raga Bhairavi intervention was given once a day for 12 weeks and post intervention values were collected after 12 weeks. ISMA questionnaire and DASS 42 was used to assess the stress levels.
Results: The results are presented in table 1. There was a significant decrease in the stress scores followed by the intervention. A significant difference is found between the stress scores of subjects before and after the intervention of Raga therapy.
Conclusion: The present provides further evidence for beneficial effects of Raga therapy in the management of stress among children with type-d personality. We recommend further detailed studies in this area with higher sample size and more parameters to recommend inclusion of the Raga therapy as a tool for management of daily life stress.

Keywords: Raga therapy, OM chanting, Type D personality, Raga, Raga therapy, Stress management.

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