Effect of Pragya Yoga and Pranakarshana Pranayama on Self-Concept level of Juvenile Delinquents
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Pragya Yoga
Pranakarshana Pranayama
Juvenile delinquency


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Deshmukh, S. (2021). Effect of Pragya Yoga and Pranakarshana Pranayama on Self-Concept level of Juvenile Delinquents. Dev Sanskriti Interdisciplinary International Journal, 17, 57–61. https://doi.org/10.36018/dsiij.v17i.186


Juvenile delinquency is the result of negative self-concept. Self-concept is essence of personality. To Study the effect of Pragya Yoga and Parnakarshana Pranayama on self-concept level of juvenile delinquents, this prospective study was done on juvenile delinquents of Chhattisgarh, India. For this study, permission was obtained from the superintendent of Juvenile Care Home, Raipur-Chhattisgarh, India. A total hundred (N=100) participants were selected by experimental control group design. 14 to 18 years juvenile   delinquents were selected for this study. In this study, to measure self-concept level, the self-concept scale constructed by Dr. R.K Saraswat was used. All participants were divided in two groups, an experimental group (N=50) and a control group (N=50). The groups were divided in such a way that there was no statistical significance difference in baseline mean between both the groups before the start of the study. The practice of Pragya Yoga and Pranakarshana Pranayama was done regularly for 45 days by the experimental group. The result showed that Pragyayoga and Pranakarshana Pranayama treatment lead to to significant improvement of self-concept of juvenile delinquents (p<0.01) indicating utility of these Yogic practices in Juvenile delinquency.

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