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Effectiveness of training program combining chakrayoga and meditation

  • Yoon-Ju Cho , Kyo-Lin Sim , Sung-ja Cho , Gyeongran Lee , Il Kyung Jung , Changshik Yin , Hongman Kim , Jung-sup Lee , Jaehwan Ryu , Wan-Suk Kim and Insop Shim EMAIL logo



This study was designed to examine the effectiveness of program combining chakrayoga and meditation on the physical health and disease-related factors and psychological factors of people.


Ninety-seven subjects (32–83 years old) who had free from prior experiences in meditation programs or Chakrayoga training courses were assigned to either the experimental group (EXP) (45 subjects; 13 male subjects and 32 female subjects; average age of 60.67 years, SD=11.09 years) or the control group (CONT) of remaining subjects (52 subjects; 14 male subjects and 38 female subjects; average age of 61.58 years, SD=9.70 years). Subjects in the EXP participated in the Chakrayoga Meditation Program for twice a week for 2 h during 6 weeks in each session consisted of 1 h of Chakrayoga and 1 h of meditation. The measurements in this study included the mindfulness, stress response, subjective quality of life, medical symptom checklist, difficulty in emotional regulation and objective of life and sense of control.


Results revealed that participants in the EXP reported significantly more relief of mindfulness, stress response, subjective quality of life and medical symptom checklist than those in the CONT.


These findings provide evidence that the Chakrayoga Meditation Program can help relieve the physical health and disease-related factors and psychological factors.


This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korean government (NRF-2016M3C7A1905384) and from Kyung Hee University (KHU-20191211).

  1. Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

  2. Research funding: The research was funded by National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2016M3C7A1905384) and Kyung Hee University (KHU-20191211).

  3. Employment or leadership: None declared.

  4. Honorarium: None declared.

  5. Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.

  6. Ethical statement: The authors confirm that all the research meets the ethical guidelines, including adherence to the legal requirements of the study country.


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Received: 2018-09-26
Accepted: 2019-03-13
Published Online: 2019-12-21

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