Yoga Practices for Adolescents' Adjustment in Relation to Their Gender and Inhabitance Difference

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Yoga Practices for Adolescents' Adjustment in Relation to Their Gender and Inhabitance Difference


Narke, Himmat J., Daryanani, Anita M., Indian Journal of Positive Psychology


"Looking after one's mind is as important as looking after one's body". As part of one's overall health, mental and emotional health or well being is a necessary condition to enable one to manage one's life successfully. The National Association for Mental Health describes some of the characteristics of people with good mental health: comfortable feelings about one's self, feeling 'right' about other people and being able to meet the demands of life. To attain these one should get well or adjust to the environment. Adjustment is a built in mechanism for coping with the problematic or other realities of life. Adjustment has been considered as an index to integration; a harmonious behaviour of the individual by which other individual of society' recognise person is well adjusted (Pathak, 1990).

Adjustment generally refers to modification to compensate for to meet special conditions. In the dictionary the term adjustment means to fit, make suitable, adapt, arrange. Modify, harmonize or make correspondence. Whenever we make an adjustment between two things adapt or modify one of both to correspond to each other. In psychology branch adjustment is studied specially in abnormal psychology and also in social psychology and defined as a process by means of which the individual attempts to maintain a level of psychological and physiological equilibrium or more simply, adjustment refer to behaviour directed towards tension reduction. Personality of individual also consists of his persistent tendencies to make certain kind of adjustment between his need and situation. A balanced personality is the result of proper adjustment of an individual to his environment (Chouhan, Tiwari, & others, 1972).

Adjustment is a process by which a living organism maintains a balance between its needs and the circumstances that influence the satisfaction of these needs. Adjustment is harmonious relationship with the environment involving the ability' to satisfy most of one's needs and most of the demands, both physical and social that are put upon one (Anonymous, 1968). Adjustment is a state in which the needs of the individual on the one hand and the claims of the environment on the other are fully satisfied (Anonymous, 1972).

Further in the modern society, life is becoming very complex and conflicting day by day. If a person is well adjusted only then one can survive without psychological stress resulting from maladjustment. Hence adjustment is important in one's life. Adjustment during the period of adolescence will determine to a larger extent what will one be as a person as an adult. Generally adolescence is believed to be a period of great stress and storm as rapid physical as well as mental changes occur during this period. Cavan and Ferdinand (1975) report many children to be poorly educated, maladjusted and emotionally habituated to misbehaviour due to failure in acquiring appropriate ways to cope with life task, faulty' training and other environmental deficiencies. The children may engage in one ormore behaviors of maladjusted or antisocial behavior. These behaviors do not appear suddenly but they develop from early childhood (Bandura&Walter, 1963). The troublesome behaviors are relatively frequent in normal development at different points (lessor & Jessor, 1977 ; Crowther, Bond, & Rolf, 1987) and they serve as the early sign ofmaladjustmentbehavior (Windle, 1990).

Some people adjust to their environment successfully; many others could not it means that there are some factors that help in satisfactory adjustment and the other factors that hinder the satisfactory adjustment. Researchers have made several attempts to measure the relationship between adjustment and other factors. There is consensus among psychologist that these factors independently as well as interacting with other factors and affect the persons' level of adjustment. In this context attempt has been made not only to see the effect of considered independent variables (yoga practices, Gender and inhabitance) separately but also to see their interaction effect on adolescents' adjustment in the present study. …

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