OM Chanting Reduces Psychological Distress Level in Office Workers During Covid 19 Pandemic




Yoga, meditation, chanting, quality of life, covid-19 pandemic


Purpose: psychological stress caused due to the current COVID 19 pandemic lock down may have an adverse impact on the quality of life (QoL) in office shift workers. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of OM chanting on the levels of perceived psychological stress, quality of life and sleep among office workers who are confined at home and work during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Material & Methods: an online OM chanting session was conducted for 20 workers who stayed at home and worked during the pandemic lockdown. Prior to and at the end of the training all the participants finished a battery of self-reported online inventories, including the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale with 21 items (DASS-21) and quality of life (WHOQOL-BREF).

Results: after ten days of OM chanting, all the participants stated a significant enhancement in all domains of quality of life and a reduction of psychological distress (P<0.05).

Conclusions: OM chanting is feasible, safe and has a positive effect on psychological quality of life of participants. Still further studies have to be done to warrant the findings with suitable study design.


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How to Cite

Jagadeesan Thanalakshmi, Kuppusamy Maheshkumar, Kavia Shree, Mou Pramanik, & Govindasamy, K. (2024). OM Chanting Reduces Psychological Distress Level in Office Workers During Covid 19 Pandemic . Physical Rehabilitation and Recreational Health Technologies, 9(1), 20–24.



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