Nursing and Yoga

  1. I am a certified yoga teacher and right now a nursing student.
    My question is for the experienced nurses in practice.
    How many times you have observed Yoga practice being used for patient teaching ?
    Is there any scope?
    What is the general attitude?
    Is there a positive response from physicians?
    I'm planning to do a cerification in Holistic nursing after my RN.
    I realy need o know what is the practice currently.
    Healing Hand.
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  3. by   yoga crna
    As you can see by my screen name, I also practice yoga. It has been a life changer for me--flexibility, strength, relaxation and ability to handle stress. I use it in my anesthesia practice as much as I can. It is amazing how relaxed a pre-op patient can become with some breathing exercises. In the post-op phase, yoga type breathing helps with pain management.

    A lot of my plastic surgery patients do yoga, so there is mutual encouragment.