The psychological Effects of Yoga in woman: A case study of three woman at yoga center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Chafai Yasmine
عبد العالي باي زكوب


Women today play an important role in the socio-economic status. It is challenging for her to balance between home and work without been under stress, she needs a strong body to fit with her new style of life. A growing body of research have emphasized the important role that yoga plays in the overall well-being. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to acknowledge the psychological effects of yoga for women in Malaysia. The present study employed a qualitative research method with case study design through a semi-structured interview with three participants who are practicing yoga for a long time in yoga center. The participants were chosen through a purposive sampling method. Seven emergent themes were found while doing the analysis: coping with stress, positive relationship with others, good temperament, overcoming the problems, the beauty of the world, improvement in sleep, and finally satisfaction with body-image. The results of this study may encourage woman from all over the world to practice yoga.

Keywords: Yoga, Women, Psychological Effect, Themes.

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Educational Studies
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Chafai Yasmine

graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia, (IIUM) with Master Degree in educational psychology in 2017. She received her Bachelor of clinical psychology from the university of Algiers, Algeria in 2011. She has a teaching experience as an English teacher in private school. She published many Research articles. She is accepted as a PhD student at IIUM university starting from the next intake February 2018/2019.

عبد العالي باي زكوب, جامعة المدينة العالمية ماليزيا

Bachelor's Degree from Faculty of Literature and Languages, University of Algiers, 2002. Master's Degree from Department of Qur’an and Sunnah Studies, International Islamic university Malaysia (IIUM), 2008. PhD Degree from Department of Qur’an and Sunnah Studies, International Islamic university Malaysia (IIUM), 2015. Bey Zekkoub’s area of academic interest includes the Sciences of Hadith, Tafseer, Ethics of Scientific Research, and Sciences of Quran. He has one year Tutor of Islamic studies, Co-Curricular Activity Centre (IIUM), 2008-2009. Tutor of Qur’an and Arabic language in Centre of Arabic Language at Malaysia, 2009-2011. Part-time Lecturer of Textual Study of the Hadith Literature, Department of Qur’an and Sunnah (IIUM), 2011-2012. Research Assistant, Sep 2014-Dec 2014 at (IIUM). Editorial Assistant for Journal of Islam in Asia at (IIUM, 2011-2015. He is now working as Asst. Prof. Dr, Department of Qur’an and Sunnah Sciences, Faculty of Islamic Sciences, (MEDIU), since Oct 2015. Member of Quality Control Committee, (MEDIU), 2016-Till. Member of Outcome Based Education (OBE) Committee for Academic Programs, (MEDIU), 2016-Till. Member of the scientific board of the Journal of El- Ryssala for studies and Human Research, University of Larbi Tbasi - Tebessa – Algeria, 2017-Till. Internal Quality Audit Team , (MEDIU), 2017-Till.