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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 152-158

Preventive potential of meditation in COVID-19 by increasing immunity through positive change in mental attitude


1 Department of Swasthvritta and Yoga, R.G.G.P.G. Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Paprola, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 MO, PHC Pandol, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Shalini Thakur
Department of Swasthvritta and Yoga, R.G.G.P.G. Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/joa.joa_176_20

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Objective: COVID-19 is deadliest pandemic gripping gripping the whole globe. Despite of best researches, there is no sure treatment module till now. The cure of the disease lies in the immunity of individuals. Also the attitude of the healthy persons to follow guidelines plays a key role in prevention. Positive minded persons follow guidelines more precisely & less liable to be stressed, easily curable & more resilient. This is the need of hour in COVID Pandemic, we need people who strengthen their immunity and follow the preventive measures with positivity, optimism and hope. So basically we need to keep our attitude positive. Data Source: Ayurvedic and Yogic texts, internet. Review Method: A study was taken as base which was conducted on 20 apparently healthy volunteers to assess the effect of meditation on Agya Chakra to see its transformational efficacy in increment in positivity of Mental Attitude. For this, volunteers were selected randomly and to measure their attitude, LIKERT SCALE was framed and evaluation of attitude was done before and after meditation trial of 21 days. Result: After statistical analysis, this meditation practice was found highly significant in changing the human attitude and increasing its positivity. Conclusion: This result is quite encouraging after such a short duration of trial and may be a landmark in boosting health and immunity in COVID times. It is a nondrug therapy, can be done individually in solace of lockdown, advisable for masses requiring no vigorous training as indicated by the fact that all volunteers in trial were novice.


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