IMPACT OF MEDITATION ON LEARNING AMONG POTENTIAL LEARNERS OF AYURVEDA UNDERGRADUATES
Keywords:Meditation, Aum Chanting, Bhadrasana, Potential learners
Learning is a process in which knowledge is achieved by attentiveness and focus on specific objectives and the learner is able to perceive the knowledge. Meditation practiced over a period of time changes perception, attention and cognition. This project aims to inculcate, assess and obtain the perceptions of 57 potential learners of first year and second year preclinical students which were selected on the basis of their 1st PCT scores. The intervention of Aum Chanting in Bhadrasana is intervened daily up to 6 weeks. The scores of each subject after intervention were evaluated in 2nd PCT and they were found significant. So it was concluded that meditation was found to be effective in improving the learning of the potential learners as observed through their better academic performance with increase in second PCT scores. The analysis of their perception about intervention revealed the enhancement in their attention, concentration, focus, ability to organize and time management, class communication and stress management.
The study findings suggest that the meditation may be implemented as a promising remedy to enhance the learning among the potential learners.
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