Older women and wellbeing through the pandemic: Examining the effect of daily online yoga lessons

Author: Samta P Pandya1
Affiliation: <sup>1</sup> Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Conference/Journal: Health Care Women Int
Date published: 2021 Jul 2
Other: Special Notes: doi: 10.1080/07399332.2021.1932897. , Word Count: 101

The researcher reports the impact of online yoga lessons on a cohort of community-dwelling older adult women in mitigating fears, anxieties and promoting resilience, wellbeing and salutogenic wellness during the pandemic as compared to a control group. Online yoga lessons were effective and economic class, education, religion, marital status, and living arrangements were significant moderators. Intervention adherence had the strongest predictor effects. The combined effects of significant predictors were robust and latent class analyses indicated middle class, above threshold (>50%) lessons attendees and self-practice doers, single, living in nonstandard families, college educated, and Hindus, were likely to gain most.

PMID: 34213396 DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2021.1932897