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Yoga: En litteraturbaserad studie om människors erfarenheter av yoga som symtomlindring
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Yoga : A literature based study about people’s experiences of yoga as symptom relief (English)
Abstract [en]

In caring-science several methods are described for nurses to practice in helping patients encourage health and relieve suffering. Individualized care is highlighted as desirable and-, therefore there is a need for different kinds of methods for symptom relief. Previous studies have shown that yoga can reduce different physical and psychological symptoms .The aim of this study was to explore peoples´ experiences of yoga as symptom relief. The study was designed as a literature based study in which results from seven qualitative studies were reviewed and compiled. The analysis of the peoples´ experiences of yoga resulted in three head themes and ten subthemes: Physical experiences with the subthemes relaxation, body awareness, pain and mobility and negative experience. Emotional experiences with subthemes acceptance, calmness, self–acceptance and negative experience and Social life with subthemes positive group influence and social interaction. This literature based study indicates that yoga reduces suffering and increases quality of life for people with different kinds of symptoms. The results support yoga being used as a self-care method recommended by nurses in practice, although more research on the subject is needed.

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2016. , 20 p.
Keyword [en]
Experience, Health, Self-care, Symptoms, Yoga
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10038Local ID: EXO502OAI: diva2:1039475
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Nursing Programme
Available from: 2016-10-24 Created: 2016-10-24 Last updated: 2016-10-24Bibliographically approved

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