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Effects of Yoga Nidra on Self-esteem in Nursing Students (간호대학생의 자아존중감에 관한 요가 니드라의 효과)

  • Kim, Sang-Dol
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.18 no.2
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    • pp.502-508
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    • 2018
  • This study was a quasi-experimental design with a non-equivalent control group to investigate the effects of yoga nidra on self-esteem in nursing students. Thirty-nine undergraduate nursing students were selected by convenience sampling, with 19 assigned to an yoga nidra group and 20 assigned to a control group. The data were collected from May 1 to June 24, 2016. The yoga nidra intervention was performed for 60 minutes per session, two sessions per a week for 8 weeks. The control group did not participate in the yoga nidra and had no designated intervention. Self-esteem were measured with Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale. The yoga nidra group scores were significantly increased in self-esteem levels compared with the control group. In conclusion, these findings indicate that yoga nidra intervention would elevate self-esteem levels in nursing students and it can be used as a tool to improve the self - esteem of university students as well as nursing college students.

Effects of Hatha Yoga Exercise on Serum Leptin and Metabolic Syndrome Factors in Menopause Obese Middle-Aged Women (하타요가 운동이 폐경기 비만중년여성의 렙틴농도와 대사증후군 인자에 미치는 영향)

  • Lee, Jeong-Ah;Kim, Do-Yeon
    • Journal of Life Science
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    • v.20 no.7
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    • pp.1100-1106
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    • 2010
  • The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of Hatha Yoga exercise on serum leptin and metabolic syndrome factors in obese and menopausal middle-aged women. The subjects were 26 obese women divided into the Hatha Yoga exercise group (n=13), which trained for 16 weeks, and the Control group (n=13). Variables of body composition, serum leptin and metabolic syndrome factors were measured in all the subjects before and after the 16-week Hatha Yoga training. The results of the study in the Hatha Yoga group were as follows: body weight, % fat, BMI, WC, WHR and VFA had significantly decreased, but SMM had increased. HDL-C had significantly increased, but leptin, TC, TG, LDL-C, insulin, glucose and HOMA-IR had decreased. The main variables affecting changes in VFA were % body fat, BMI, WHR, TC, LDL-C, glucose, and HOMA-IR. Therefore, regular and continuous Hatha Yoga exercise was effective in improving body composition, visceral fat and serum lipids. Consequently, Hatha Yoga exercise will be effective in preventing cardiovascular disease caused by obesity in obesew and menopausal middle-age women.

The Effects of Yoga Exercise on Balance and Gait Velocity in Stroke Patient (요가운동이 뇌졸중 환자의 균형과 보행속도에 미치는 영향)

  • Song, Hyun-Seung;Kim, Jin-Young
    • Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society
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    • v.14 no.1
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    • pp.294-300
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    • 2013
  • The purpose of this study was to analyse the effects of yoga exercise on balance ability and gait velocity in stroke patients. Subjects were categorized in to a control group and yoga program group with 9 for each group. Yoga program was conducted for 60minute for 8weeks, three times a week. For the purposes, the study measured Stability Index(SI, postural sway) and Weight Distribution Index(WDI) using Tetrax, Functional Reach Test(FRT), Dynamic Gait index(DGI) and 10 meter walking test. At pre- and post-exercise after appling the yoga exercise, the data was analyzed. Yoga exercise group's SI and WDI were decreased, FRT and DGI were increased in comparison with control group. But 10 meter walking test was no significance. It suggests that the yoga exercise could promote recovery from balance disorder after stroke.

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.

Electrodermal Screening of Asthmatics with AcuGraph 4

  • Ghosh, Kuntal;Hankey, Alex;Srinivasan, Thaiyar M.
    • Journal of Acupuncture & Meridian Studies
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    • v.10 no.2
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    • pp.125-130
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    • 2017
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine holds that acupuncture meridian activity is correlated with quality of function of specific organs. This study sets out to determine acupuncture meridian characteristics of subjects with moderate asthma distinguishing them from healthy subjects. Fifty asthma patients (age $35.36{\pm}8.68years$) and fifty similarly aged ($34.11{\pm}7.29years$) healthy volunteers were enrolled in the study. Electrodermal conductances at Jing Well points were measured with Acugraph 4 and also Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) for the asthma group. All mean meridian conductances were lower for the asthma group, significance differences were in Lung and right Bladder meridians. In contrast, all but two of the standard deviations of group meridian conductances for the Asthma group were higher than those for the Healthy group. Difference in mean PEFR values between Asthma and Healthy groups was significant. These suggest that group measures of electrical conductance at Jing Well points can distinguish asthma from healthy individuals. The study provides support for the usefulness of meridian energy measurements to assess organ related dysfunction and for the idea that pathology groups exhibit higher standard deviations i.e. lower quality of regulation.

The Effect of a 12 Week-Yoga Exercise on Body Composition, Flexibility and Gloom in the visually impaired Elderly (12주간 요가운동이 시각장애 노인의 신체조성 및 유연성·우울증에 미치는 영향)

  • Kim, Han-Cheol;Lee, Young-Mi
    • Journal of the Korea Convergence Society
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    • v.8 no.3
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    • pp.253-263
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    • 2017
  • It was conducted that yoga practice for the visually impaired Elderly has an influence on boby composition, flexibility and depression disease. Also, It has a purpose to provide a method of movement and basic materials for them. The 18 seventy-year-old men or women without any experience of yoga from the visually impaired association of the elderly in G city were participated in a training yoga session. This experiment was performed by simple random sampling with the nine of treat group (yoga training) and the nine of control group. The data was analyzed by covariance analysis with 0.05 significant level. The treat group were conducted twice a week to exercise (60mins) for twelve weeks. In conclusion, it is proved that yoga exercise has a positive effect on body composition, flexibility and depression disease.

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.

Change of Mechanical Energy before and after Training of Half Vinyasa Yoga - Energy Contribution of Body Segments and Correlation between Maximum COG and Segmental Energy - (하프 빈야사 요가 수련 전·후의 역학적 에너지 변화 - 신체분절의 에너지 기여도 및 최고무게중심과 분절 에너지의 상관관계를 중심으로 -)

  • Yoo, Sil;Hah, Chong-Ku
    • Korean Journal of Sport Biomechanics
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    • v.23 no.4
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    • pp.395-402
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    • 2013
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate change of mechanical energy before and after training of half vinyasa yoga. Thirteen subjects (height: $163.4{\pm}3.9$ cm, body mass: $54.9{\pm}7.3$ kg, age: $20.0{\pm}0.49$ yrs) participated in this experiment. The motions of half vnyasa yoga were captured with Vicon system and parameters were calculated with Visual-3D. After training of half vinyasa yoga, the mechanical energies of body segments were increased and increments of mechanical energies in the lower segments were greater than the upper segments. The phase increments of mechanical energies increased phase 1, phase 2, and phase 3 in order. After training of half vinyasa yoga, phase contributions of body segments were similar before training of half vinyasa yoga. The contribution of mechanical energy on trunk segment in body was the greatest contribution of upper segments; also that of mechanical energy on thigh segment in body was the greatest contribution of lower segments. Before training, the coefficient of correlation between vertical center of gravity (CoGz) and mechanical energy of phase 3 was a -.559, but after training, the coefficient of correlation between CoGz and mechanical energy of phase 2 was a .587. These findings suggest that the training of half vinyasa yoga may be increasing the mechanical energies of body segments.

The Review Study on Yoga, Qigong, and Taichi Interventions for Anxiety: Based on Korean Journal Articles from 2009 to 2015 (불안에 대한 운동요법 중 요가, 기공, 태극권 연구 고찰: 2009년부터 2015년까지 국내학술지 논문을 중심으로)

  • Ahn, Young-Joon;Jo, Sang-Ho;Lee, Seung-Hwan;Lim, Jung-Hwa
    • Journal of Oriental Neuropsychiatry
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    • v.27 no.1
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    • pp.23-31
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    • 2016
  • Objectives: This study was performed to investigate the research trends of physical activities interventions such as yoga, taichi, and qigong to reduce anxiety. Methods: Korean databases were searched for articles related to survey of physical activity interventions (yoga, taichi, qigong) to reduce anxiety from 2009 to 2015. Results: Fifteen articles published in Korean journals from 2009 to 2015 were retrieved. The quality of studies were generally low and characteristics of subject were not homogeneous. Spielberger State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) was used most frequently as an assessment tool. The included publications included 9 articles on yoga, 4 articles on qigong, and 2 articles on taichi. Of these, 8 of 9 articles on yoga, 2 of 4 articles on qigong, and 2 of 2 articles on taichi reported that intervention group showed statistically significant decrease of anxiety symptoms. Conclusions: In this study, physical activity interventions such as yoga, taichi and qigong might be beneficial for reducing anxiety. However, more scientifically designed research on physical activity- based treatments are needed to prove the efficacy and effectiveness.