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Yoga for children

  • Ganpat, Tikhe Sham;Ramarao, Nagendra Hongasandra
    • CELLMED
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    • v.1 no.1
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    • pp.4.1-4.4
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    • 2011
  • Excessive stress is harmful to academic performance in children and may lead to dropping out of school. To meet the demands of a modern life-style which is full of speed, stress and tension, an all-round child health program is crucial. The use of yoga for children has diverse applications in maintaining and developing their physical, mental, intellectual, emotional and spiritual levels. Yoga, through its physical postures (asana), breathing practices (pranayama), cleansing techniques (kriya), meditation therapies (dhyana) and relaxation training (yoga nidra) yields a positive effect in the management of stress in children. Yoga practice benefited children by improving their eye-hand coordination, attention span, levels of concentration, competitive performance and relaxation. Visually impaired children showed a significant decrease in their abnormal anxiety levels when they practiced yoga for three weeks, while a program of physical activity had no such effect. Socially disadvantaged children in a remand home showed significant improvements in sleep, appetite and general well being, as well as a decrease in physiological arousal after yoga. In one study, it is found that a 4-week program of asana and meditation lowers the aggressive behavior of children. Meditation helped to reduce problems related to maladaptive behavior, increase emotional and physical health and psychological well-being in children. Finally, the possible role of yoga in improving the mental state and general well-being of children with cancer is being explored.

The Effect of Yoga Program on Reduced Blood Pressure in Elderly′s Essential Hypertension (요가 프로그램이 본태성 고혈압 노인환자의 혈압하강에 미치는 효과)

  • 박형숙;김윤진;김영희
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
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    • v.32 no.5
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    • pp.633-642
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    • 2002
  • The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a Yoga program on decreasing blood pressure in elderly patients with essential hypertension and to suggest a yoga program effective as a nursing intervention tool to reduced blood pressure with increasing life satisfaction. Method: The subjects of this study were 24 elderly's essential hypertension, who practiced yoga by three times a week for 8 weeks. In order to evaluate the effect of the yoga program, blood pressure, physiological parameters (Total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides) and level of life satisfaction were measured before and after the training. Collected date were analyzed by SPSSWIN program. Result: 1) There were significant reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure. 2) There were significant reductions in total cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides but no significant increased in HDL. 3) Blood pressure changes were time specific : Both of systolic and diastolic blood pressures were significantly reduced after 2weeks. 4) There was a significant increase in life satisfaction. Conclusion: The results proved that a yoga program was an effective nursing intervention to reduce blood pressure and to increased life satisfaction for elderly patients with essential hypertension.

The Effect of a Yoga Program on the Stress Levels of Professionals (요가 프로그램이 전문직 종사자의 스트레스에 미치는 효과)

  • Oh, Heesun;Lee, Insook
    • Perspectives in Nursing Science
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    • v.9 no.1
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    • pp.36-44
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    • 2012
  • Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine the effects of a yoga program on perceived stress, stress response and heart rate variability in professionals. Methods: The research design was a quasi-experimental intervention study. The participants were 47 adults with professional jobs consisting of an experimental group with 23 adults and a control group with 24 adults. The duration of the yoga program was eight weeks from July 4 to August 30, 2012. Results: There were significant decreases in the stress response score after the yoga program. No significant changes in perceived stress and heart rate variability were observed between the experimental group and control group. However, there were significant decreases in perceived stress, stress response scale, and heart rate variability for some participants whose stress levels were high. Conclusion: An eight-week-long yoga program could be considered as an intervention to decrease the stress response of professionals even though it might not reduce their perceived stress and heart rate variability. To further analyze the effects of a yoga program in professionals, changes in intervention strength (such as longer periods and frequency) and the development of physiological measures, which would show the co-relationship between perceived stress and physiological response, are necessary in future studies.

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Effect of Dynamic Yoga on Body Composition and Blood Lipids in Middle-aged Post-menopausal Women (8주간의 다이나믹 요가가 폐경기 중년여성의 신체조성과 혈중지질에 미치는 영향)

  • Kim, Mi-Sook;Park, Tae-Gon;Kim, Jae-Ho;Lee, Eun-Nam
    • Journal of muscle and joint health
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    • v.15 no.2
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    • pp.166-174
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    • 2008
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a 8-week dynamic yoga program on body composition and blood lipids in middle-aged post-menopausal women. Method: Twenty participants were allocated to the yoga group (YG, n=10) or the control group (CG, n=10). They were assessed for lean body mass, percent body fat, waist to hip ratio, total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein cholesterol, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglyceride both before and after intervention. The yoga group participated in the program lasting $50{\sim}60$ minutes, five times a week for 8 weeks. Results: Unlike the control group, the yoga group showed a significant decrease in total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein cholesterol, percent body fat, and waist hip ratio after the yoga training. However, changes in lean body mass, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglyceride level during the intervention period were not different between the yoga group and the control group. Conclusion: The 8-week dynamic yoga program could be adopted to prevent cardiovascular diseases in middle-aged post-menopausal women by promoting body composition & blood lipids.

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The Effects of Yoga Program on Idiopathic Scoliosis (요가운동프로그램이 특발성 척추 측만증에 미치는 효과)

  • Eom, Chanil;Seo, Junhwan;Hong, Seonggyun
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Radiology
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    • v.7 no.6
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    • pp.427-431
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    • 2013
  • The purpose of this study in the patient suffering from scoliosis analyse the degree of scoliosis, Cobb's angle, by Yoga exercise therapy and then find the effects of Yoga program on idiopathic scoliosis. In this study, yoga program restores flexibility and elasticity by relaxing and contracting muscles around vertebrea. It could help scoliosis from balancing agonistic muscle, antagonistic muscle and synergistic muscle during exercise. so did pelvis movement and vertebral twisting movement. The subject for this experiment was a meddle school girl diagnosed with scoliosis in C hospital in Gwang-ju city. In order to find the effects of yoga program on idiopathic scoliosis, conducted yoga program 60minutes a day, 5days a week for 12weeks. Before and after experiment, measured Cobb's angle by radiation and verified effects. First, master of yoga and chiropractor studied and made movement together. Second, Yoga program-developed about scoliosis was prescribed for the meddle school girl suffering from scoliosis during 12weeks. Third, Feasibility and effect was verified on idiopathic scoliosis by yoga program. As a result, the amount of curvature was reduced about 5degrees than before and improved the idiopathic scoliosis. Lots of Yoga movements help patients of idiopathic scoliosis to be improved. It shows that Yoga program could give adolescent scoliosis a hand.

The Effect of Yoga and Health Calisthenics Program in the Middle Aged Women on Physiological Index and Life Satisfaction (요가와 건강체조 프로그램이 중년여성의 생리적 지수와 생활만족도에 미치는 효과)

  • Min, Soon;Jang, Sook-Hee;Kim, Hye-Sook;Ha, Yun-Ju;Chung, Kyoung-A;Jung, Sun-Ju
    • Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science
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    • v.12 no.2
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    • pp.97-105
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    • 2010
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of yoga and health calisthenics program in the middle aged women on physiological index and life satisfaction. Methods: This research was an one group pretest-posttest design. A pre and post measurement tool of the program was applied to measure body weight, obesity, rate of body fat, vital capacity, inhalation rate of oxygen, sit-up, grasping power, total physical response, body anteversion, body mass index (BMI), total physical strength, physical strength, health age, life satisfaction. Data collected from this tool was analyzed by SPSS in paired t-test. Results: The results were summarized as follows: yoga program group, the body weight, obesity, BMI, %body fat of the decreased. The results of pulmonary yoga group, vital capacity and inhalation rate of oxygen, total physical strength examination results showed a significant difference. Conclusion: In this study, the yoga program was effective in positive on body composition and physical strength, life satisfaction in middle aged women.

Effects of a Yoga-focused Prenatal Program on Stress, Anxiety, Self Confidence and Labor Pain in Pregnant Women with In Vitro Fertilization Treatment (요가중심 산전프로그램이 체외수정 시술 임산부의 스트레스, 불안, 분만 자신감 및 분만통증에 미치는 효과)

  • Shim, Chung-Sin;Lee, Young-Sook
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
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    • v.42 no.3
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    • pp.369-376
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    • 2012
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of a Yoga-focused prenatal program on the stress, anxiety, self confidence and labor pain of pregnant women who had in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. Methods: A quasi experimental study with a non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design was used. The data collection period and meditation program were between January 9 and August 31, 2009. Forty-six women who were pregnant following IVF, and were between 12-20 weeks gestation, participated in the study (23 experimental group, 23 control group). Data were analyzed using Chisquare test, Mann-Whitney U Test, ANCOVA, and Cronbach's alpha coefficients with the SPSS 12.0 for Windows Program. Results: Although the sample size was limited, women who participated in the program showed statistically significant improvements in stress, anxiety, labor pain, and labor confidence for women pregnant after IVF. Conclusion: The result indicate that this 12-week Yoga-focused educational program can be utilized for women pregnant following IVF to reduce their stress, anxiety, and labor pain, and to increase delivery confidence. It is suggested that the Yoga-focused educational program be offered to every pregnant woman.

The Effect of Yoga on Physical fitness, Depression and Quality of Life of Elderly Women in Rural area (요가프로그램이 농촌지역 여성노인의 체력, 우울, 삶의 질에 미치는 효과)

  • Heo, Jung-Bun;Park, Nam-Hee;Kim, Yun-Hee
    • Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society
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    • v.11 no.6
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    • pp.2099-2106
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    • 2010
  • The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of yoga program on physical fitness, depression and quality of life of elderly women in rural area. This study employed the nonequipvalent control group pretest-posttest design. A total of 40 elderly women(experimental group =20, control group =20) were sampled from H-gun, G-Province. The experimental group participated in a 12-week yoga program. In physical fitness, the experimental group taking yoga program reported significant increases in balance and flexibility than that in the control group, but the differences in strength and aerobic endurance were not significant. The experimental group showed significant decrease in the depression. In quality of life, Elderly women taking yoga program had significant increase in physical component summary than that in the control group, but differences in mental component summary was not significant. A yoga program may be a useful nursing intervention for elderly women in rural area to improve their balance, flexibility, to reduce depression and improve physical quality of life.

Effects of Yoga Exercise Program on Response of Stress, Physical Fitness and Self-esteem in the Middle-aged Women (요가운동 프로그램이 중년여성의 스트레스 반응, 체력 및 자아존중감에 미치는 효과)

  • Park, Mi Sung;Kim, Keum Soon
    • Korean Journal of Adult Nursing
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    • v.26 no.1
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    • pp.22-33
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    • 2014
  • Purpose: This study examined the effects of a yoga exercise program on stress response, physical fitness and self-esteem among middle-aged women. Methods: Participants were 39 middle-aged females from District Y in Seoul who were assigned to either a treatment (N=19) or to a control group (N=20). The treatment participated three times a week in a yoga exercise program which included classes and practices. Data collection instruments included the Symptoms of Stress Inventory (1977), the Rosenberg's self-esteem scale (1965) and measurements of grip strength, flexibility and balance. The data were analyzed using the SPSS-WIN 12.0 program. Results: The treatment group had significantly lower score for stress response (t=-6.18, p<.001) and higher scores on grip strength (t=2.52, p=.018), balance (t=3.24, p=.003), and self-esteem (t=4.46, p<.001). There was no significant difference in flexibility (F=0.51, p=.479). Conclusion: The yoga exercise program can be used as a nursing intervention for middle-aged women to reduce stress and improve self-esteem.

The Effects of Yoga Low Back Pain Exercise and Lumbar Extensor Muscle Endurance Exercise on Chronic Low Back Pain Patients (요가 요통체조와 요부 신전근 지구력 운동이 만성요통 환자의 통증에 미치는 영향)

  • Kang, Seung-Soo;Goo, Bong-Oh
    • The Journal of Korean Physical Therapy
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    • v.24 no.2
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    • pp.107-112
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    • 2012
  • Purpose: In the present study, the degree of subjective pain in chronic low back pain patients through the course of six week of yoga low back pain exercise and lumbar extensor muscle strengthening training was analyzed, and a systematic and effective home exercise therapy program was proposed. Methods: For this study, we sampled 21 random patients with chronic low back pain who were receiving outpatient treatment at G Hospital Pusan, and conducted experiment for six weeks by applying yoga low back pain exercise+modalities (7) lumbar extensor muscle endurance exercise+ modalities (7) and modalities (7). To measure the degree of pain, the visual analogue scale (VAS) and Oswestry Low Back Pain Questionnaire were used. Pain was measured before the experiment and after six weeks. Results: Significant differences were observed between yoga, extensor muscle endurance exercise and modalities (VAS=0.00 Oswestry=0.00). The yoga and extensor endurance muscle exercise reduced low back pain by more than the modalities. Conclusion: This study will be used to develop a preventive and reduction method of LBP. Therefore, Yoga and extensor muscle endurance exercise are appropriate for use as a home program exercise to reduce low back pain in patients.