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Effectiveness of Superbrain Asana on the Academic Performance in Dental Students — An Interventional Study


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1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore - 570015, Karnataka, India
2 Yoga Prana Vidya (YPV), Sri Ramana Trust, Mysore Yoga Vidya Pranic Healers Association (MYPHA), Mysore - 570022, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dental Sciences, Sharda University, Uttar Pradesh - 201308, India
 

Superbrain asana (SBA) is an ancient yogic exercise which is claimed to boost holistic well-being. It is established on the principles of subtle energy movement in the body and ear acupuncture. Proponents assert that this exercise improves cognition and academic performance. Our study aimed at assessing the effectiveness of SBA on the academic performance in dental students by comparison of the pre-intervention and post-intervention test scores. This interventional research had a pretest – posttest design and was conducted on 99 dental undergraduate students. SBA exercise was implemented for three months for six days in a week. Pre and post-intervention tests with multiple choice questions were administrated to the students without giving any prior intimation. The test scores were compared and the observations were subjected to statistical analysis. The data collected were analysed with the Wilcoxon signed-rank test of significance. It was found that there was a statistically significant increase in the median test scores after the intervention (p-value <0.001).With our study, we conclude that Superbrain asana intervention is highly effective in improving the academic performance of the dental students and it can be successfully incorporated into the professional education curriculum.

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Academic Performance, Dental Students, Holistic Development, Superbrain Asana, Superbrain Yoga.
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Authors

B. R. Premalatha
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore - 570015, Karnataka, India
Jagadeeswari Sudhir
Yoga Prana Vidya (YPV), Sri Ramana Trust, Mysore Yoga Vidya Pranic Healers Association (MYPHA), Mysore - 570022, Karnataka, India
Usha Hegde
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore - 570015, Karnataka, India
H. S. Sreeshyla
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore - 570015, Karnataka, India
Vidyadevi Chandavarkar
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dental Sciences, Sharda University, Uttar Pradesh - 201308, India
Mithilesh N. Mishra
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dental Sciences, Sharda University, Uttar Pradesh - 201308, India

Abstract


Superbrain asana (SBA) is an ancient yogic exercise which is claimed to boost holistic well-being. It is established on the principles of subtle energy movement in the body and ear acupuncture. Proponents assert that this exercise improves cognition and academic performance. Our study aimed at assessing the effectiveness of SBA on the academic performance in dental students by comparison of the pre-intervention and post-intervention test scores. This interventional research had a pretest – posttest design and was conducted on 99 dental undergraduate students. SBA exercise was implemented for three months for six days in a week. Pre and post-intervention tests with multiple choice questions were administrated to the students without giving any prior intimation. The test scores were compared and the observations were subjected to statistical analysis. The data collected were analysed with the Wilcoxon signed-rank test of significance. It was found that there was a statistically significant increase in the median test scores after the intervention (p-value <0.001).With our study, we conclude that Superbrain asana intervention is highly effective in improving the academic performance of the dental students and it can be successfully incorporated into the professional education curriculum.

Keywords


Academic Performance, Dental Students, Holistic Development, Superbrain Asana, Superbrain Yoga.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18311/jnr%2F2021%2F25874