Share Paper: Online and Face-to-Face Yoga Instruction: How Do These Compare in the Areas of Anxiety and Flexibility?

  1. Robyn Miller, Bowling Green State University, United States
  2. Judy Lambert, The University of Toledo, United States

Abstract: This study employed a nonequivalent pretest-posttest comparison group design to measure whether online yoga is equal to or better than face-to-face yoga in terms of decreased anxiety, increased flexibility, and perceived behavioral intentions to practice yoga in the future. It is important to understand whether online yoga can be a viable method for improving the overall health and wellness of individuals. Based on results, the online format was significantly more effective in reducing the state anxiety of the students as compared to the F2F course. There was no significant difference between groups on trait anxiety. Furthermore, the F2F course was ...