The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of yogic practices supplemented with mantra chanting on loneliness among children from divided families.To achieve the purpose of the study, forty (n=40) children were selected from divided families in Chennai, Tamilnadu state, India. The age of subjects ranged from 12 to 16 years. All of the subjects were informed about the study's purpose and given their permission to participate until the end of the trial and testing period.Praveen Kumar Jha Loneliness questionnaire was used.Experimental group underwent yogic practices supplemented with mantra chanting and control group was not exposed to any specific training and conditioning programme. The experimental treatment was administrated for duration of 12 weeks and the number of session per week was confined to three alternative days and each session lasted for 60 minutes. The significant differences between the means of experimental group and control group for the pre-test and post-test scores were determined by paired ‘t’ test and Analysis of co-variance. The level of significance was fixed at 0.05 level of confidence. Loneliness of experimental group showed significant difference when compared to control group.Loneliness of the children was reduced up to significant level for experimental group when compared to control group.
KEYWORDS:Yogic Practices, Mantra Chanting, Loneliness, Children.