Beyond namaste: Exploring the connection between yoga and interpersonal communication

Patricia Flores, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

This thesis study explores the impact that a regular yoga practice has on the interpersonal communication skills of the practitioners. Nineteen yoga practitioners were recruited and interviewed about how their yoga practice influences the way they communicate with others. Data analysis revealed five recurring themes linking yoga and interpersonal communication: mindfulness, self-awareness, self-acceptance, personal growth, and patience. Based on these responses from the participants, the study concluded that a regular yoga practice positively corresponds to increased interpersonal communication skills. ^

Subject Area

Communication

Recommended Citation

Flores, Patricia, "Beyond namaste: Exploring the connection between yoga and interpersonal communication" (2016). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI10252720.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI10252720

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