Yoga är fantastiskt! Upplevelser, motstånd och motivation : En kvalitativ studie om kvinnors upplevelse av yoga

Detta är en M1-uppsats från Karlstads universitet/Institutionen för sociala och psykologiska studier (from 2013)

Sammanfattning: The purpose of this study was to investigate womens experience of yoga. The study applied a qualitative approach with thematical analysis. Six women in varying ages was interviewed and during the beginning of this study they participated in a yoga course. The analysis led to four themes: A different view of life, Demands and increased self-esteem, Body and emotion and Resistance and demands. The results showed that the women experience several positive effects of yoga like increased strength, calm, harmony and increased self-esteem. They also experience transpersonal experiences and altered states of consciousness to some degree. The results also show that the women feel some kind of resistance to yoga but this resistance overcomes because of motivational factors. The conlcusions are that the participants experiences agrees with previous research but other factors may affect the the experiences that are stated. More research in how altered states of conssciousness can affect self-esteem is proposed and also research in what motivates people to do yoga.

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