Document Type : Original research study


1 MA of General Psychology, Department of Psychology, Urmia Branch, Islamic Azad University, Urmia, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Urmia Branch, Islamic Azad University, Urmia, Iran


This research aimed to investigate the effectiveness of yoga education on sense of coherence, self-resilience and cognitive flexibility in women. This study was a semi-experimental with a pre-test and post-test design with a control group. The research population included all enrollment applicant women of yoga center in spring semester. Totally, 30 women were selected through available sampling method and randomly assigned into two equal groups. The experimental group received yoga education for 2 months. Both groups completed the questionnaires of sense of coherence, self-resilience and cognitive flexibility. Data was analyzed with multivariate analysis of covariance. Finding showed there was a significant difference between the experimental and control groups in all three variables. In the other words, yoga education significantly led to increase the sense of coherence, self-resilience and cognitive flexibility of women (P<0/001). Counselors, clinical psychologists and therapists can be used from yoga education to improve psychological characteristics including sense of coherence, self-resilience and cognitive flexibility of women.


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