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Assessing the effects of a yoga-based intervention programme on psychological immunity of armed forces personnel of India
  1. Aarsh Ojas Parasar Pandey1,
  2. N Mishra1 and
  3. S K Vishvakarma2
  1. 1Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha, India
  2. 2Department of Psychology, Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
  1. Correspondence to Mr Aarsh Ojas Parasar Pandey, Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela 769008, Odisha, India; aarshbhuonline{at}

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Armed forces personnel face various mental and physical challenges during their job, leading to adverse psychological outcomes such as stress, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.1 Improving the psychological immunity of the armed forces personnel will help them handle the stress they experience daily and enhance their overall well-being. Psychological immunity refers to the capacity of a person to maintain their mental and emotional health in the midst of hardship, stress or psychological difficulties. Studies suggest the beneficial effects of yoga on a variety of physiological problems as well as psychological issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and PTSD.2 However, very little has been studied about the promotive health outcomes of yoga, especially in armed forces settings. The main objective of this study was to assess the effects of a yoga intervention …

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  • Contributors All authors contributed to the study’s conception and design. Material preparation, data collection and data analysis were performed by AOPP. AOPP wrote the first draft of the manuscript, and all authors commented on the first draft. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.