Combat Burnout and Stress with Yoga for Nurses

Yoga has been proven to be a stress reliever for those who practice it, and nurses are some of the most stressed out employees around. Give it a try.

Yoga, a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation, has been proven time and again to be a stress reliever for those who practice it. In fact, a recent study has shown that yoga can be particularly helpful in preventing and managing stress levels and burnout in healthcare workers. And we all know that nurses are some of the most stressed out and burnt out healthcare workers out there.

If you don’t already practice yoga, or if you haven’t had time to go to a studio lately, grab a mat and some bolsters and straps, and give these yoga sequences for nurses a try right in your home.



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Occupational Therapists and the Benefits of Yoga

A new study finds that incorporating the positive holistic influence of yoga practice into your OT practice could have many benefits for patients.

Over the past few decades, practicing yoga—the 5,000-year-old practice of asanas, or postures, designed to align your skin, muscles, and bone—has significantly caught on for many in the Western world, not only as a means of staying fit, but as a method of self-care. For Occupational Therapists, an increased knowledge of yoga may help to prepare them to meet the needs of clients in today’s ever-changing health care landscape. A recent study explored the perceptions of OTs and yoga practitioners on the health benefits of practicing yoga, as well as the role yoga could play within the scope of Western medicine, and found that, given the long history of yoga as a self-care strategy and its proven health benefits, there is a need to further explore incorporating yoga into the scope of traditional OT practice.

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Yoga Can Be Just as Effective as Physical Therapy for Back Pain

Or so says a study published recently in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

from Physical Therapy Products

A study published recently in the Annals of Internal Medicine notes that both yoga and physical therapy are similarly effective in treating lower back pain. According to the study, participants in both groups had “similar improvements in levels of pain and activity limitations.”

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Yoga and ADHD

Practicing yoga can provide significant benefits for children with ADHD.

from Your Therapy Source

Yoga incorporates breathing techniques, postural control, muscle strengthening, flexibility and cognitive control which can help promote self-control, attention, body awareness, and stress management. These are all skills that are beneficial for children with ADHD to practice.

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