Participant experiences of the One-year Yoga Prana Vidya intensive residential programme: A qualitative research study

Participant experiences of the One-year Yoga Prana Vidya intensive residential programme: A qualitative research study

Publications: International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences

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Dr. Venkata Satyanarayana Nanduri
Consultant, Research & Publications, Yoga Prana Vidya Ashram, Sri Ramana Trust, Thally, Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, India.

Mr. Ramagopala Noojaje
Certified YPV Healer and Senior YPV Trainer, Puttur, Karnataka, India.

Mrs. Ramya Ashwin
Certified YPV Healer and Senior YPV trainer, Hassan, Karnataka, India.

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Introduction: This study explored the outcomes of a One-year Yoga Prana Vidya intensive residential programme with 27 selected participants. The intervention model included components of Physical exercises, Yogic breathing exercises, forgiveness sadhana, various meditations and Yoga Prana Vidya (YPV) energy healing protocols for self and others.

Methods: This is a qualitative study to know the experiences of the participants. For data collection, research interviews of all 27 participants were conducted at the end of the programme using open-ended questions. The audio recordings were transcribed, and the contents were analysed for patterns and themes.

Results: Five themes emerged from data analysis. Theme 1 showed that a strong purpose of spiritual development motivated majority of participants. Theme 2 identified perceived benefits and multidimensional achievements of participants which are, health improvements, spiritual development, and personal development. Theme 3 relates to some Challenges /difficulties faced in the course of the programme and how they succeeded to overcome. Theme 4 is about their short-term and long-term goals after completing the programme. Theme 5 is their overall experience that summarises it as priceless programme and a great opportunity in life not to miss.

Conclusions: Results showed that the purpose of conducting this unique intensive inhouse one-year program is very well accomplished in training and generating leaders with clarity and needed competencies to bring, sustain and promote holistic health for people including physiological and psychological health, together with improving the personality and character building and accelerated spiritual development. This is aligned to the YPV Great Vision of achieving at least one trained healer per family to boost and sustain immunity of entire family and promote good health, peace, happiness and harmony at home and work place. This is a programme of a unique mission to promote multi- dimensional development of participants besides holistic health and peace globally.

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