Abstract : Excessive stress among students may reduce effectiveness of their study which contributes to bad habits, and results in negative long term consequences, including absenteeism, poor academic performance, decline cognitive ability and institutional dropout. Social situation is another important factor in causing stress. These stressors may affect their learning ability, academic performance and health. When stress is perceived negatively or becomes excessive, it can affect both health and academic performance. Yoga is an ancient Indian practice that has been utilized in several ways, for several reasons, between many groups of people for centuries. Stress can also have a detrimental effect on cognitive function. Higher stress levels, were found to be directly related to an increased number of everyday academic life.
Keywords: Yoga practices, stress, cognitive function, Higher education
| DOI: 10.17148/IJIREEICE.2021.9571