This research is a research model that aims to investigate the differences between healthy lifestyle behaviors of women who do yoga and those who do not. The population of the study consists of women over 18 years of age who do yoga in different studios residing in Ankara and women over 18 years of age who do not do yoga in Ankara. The sample of the study is composed of 632 volunteer participants, 54.62% of which is determined by easy sampling and 45.42% of those who do not do yoga. In the collection of data; Walker et al. (1996) Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Scale-II (SYBD) and "Personal Information Form" developed by the researcher were used. The Cronbach's alpha coefficient of the scale is .92 and has a high degree of reliability. Arithmetic mean and standard deviation were taken for statistical analysis of the data obtained in the study. Since the variable normal distribution and homogeneity conditions were fulfilled, t-test and ANOVA were applied from parametric tests and .05 significance level was selected for statistical significance. As a result; It was concluded that the yoga studies carried out had a positive effect on the levels of healthy lifestyle behaviors, a significant difference was found between education and age variable and healthy lifestyle behaviors, and the women who did yoga had a statistically healthier lifestyle than the women who did not do yoga.
Yoga, Quality of life, Women.