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Analysis of Effects of Yoga and Music Therapies on the Care of Alcohol dependents (알코올 의존자에 대한 요가 및 음악 치료의 효과 분석)

  • Cho, Hyun;Heo, Eun-Seung;Lee, Ji-Hwan
    • Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society
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    • v.11 no.6
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    • pp.2144-2151
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    • 2010
  • Yoga meditation and music therapy are considered to be appropriate for the spiritual and mental treatment for the patients and employed in many clinics and rehabilitation centers as an alternative medicine. This study aims at the analysis of the effects of yoga and music on the treatment of alcoholism. For this, yoga and music treatments were executed for the patients hospitalized in an alcohol clinic hospital in Gimhae district. Only the patients who were judged as alcohol dependents by a psychiatrist with a diagnostic criteria of DSM-IV participated in the study. During five weeks, from November 10, 2009 to December 29, yoga program was practiced two times per week, totaling 10 times, and music therapy was practiced one time per week, totaling 5 times. Among the patients participated in the programs, 44patients were selected finally. They are 16 patients who performed all the yoga programs, and 28 patients who fulfilled all the music therapies. A survey was conducted on them to estimate the effects of yoga and music treatments for the three cases of 'angry behavior', 'anger expression', and 'psychological state at interview'. The results show that yoga and music treatments have positive effects on the patients, although the statistical significance is not so great. However, the more reliable and significant results could be obtained in further studies by prolongation of the practice period, and by introducing the clinical information such as brain mapping to compensate the emotional bias of the patients.

Effects of Yoga for Dysmenorrhea Relief: A Systematic Review (월경곤란증에 관한 요가의 효과: 체계적 문헌고찰)

  • Kim, Sang-Dol
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.19 no.3
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    • pp.396-404
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    • 2019
  • This study was systematic review to confirm the effects of the yoga on dysmenorrhea. Seven articles were extracted from the CINAHL, the Cochrane library, Embase, PsycINFO, PubMed, and Koreamed electronic databases. Menstrual pain intensity and duration, menstrual distress, QOL, anxiety, anger, and depression levels, homocysteine, TSH, FSH, LH, and prolactin levels were decreased significantly in the yoga group, compared with control group. These findings imply that yoga are a favorable intervention for dysmenorrhea.

Effects of Yoga during Pregnancy on Weight Gain, Delivery Experience and Infant's Birth Weight (임산부 요가가 임부의 체중증가, 분만경험 및 출생체중에 미치는 영향)

  • Ji, Eun-Sun;Cho, Kyol-Ja;Kwon, Hyun-Jeong
    • Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing
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    • v.15 no.2
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    • pp.121-129
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    • 2009
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of the yoga during pregnancy on the maternal weight, delivery experience and infant birth weight. Method: The nonequivalent control group pre test-post test design was used. The participants were the healthy pregnant women, whose pre-pregnancy BMI was normal, gestational period was more than 20 weeks. The final sample consisted of 21 mother-infant dyads for experimental group and 20 dyads for control group and who agreed to participate in this study. Data were collected from February I st to December 15th, 2006. The Qi exercise prenatal program was carried out for 90 minutes a day, 2 times a week for 12 weeks. The data were analyzed using SPSS 16.0 Program. Result: The degree of maternal weight gain(p<.001), labor pain(p<.001), discomfort after delivery(p<.001) and infant's birth weight(p<.00I) were significantly different between two groups. Conclusion: The yoga during pregnancy managed weight gain of mothers. Therefore, this study suggests that yoga during pregnancy to promotes stabilization can be beneficial for maintaining healthy weight, decreasing labor pain and discomfort after delivery for pregnant women and increasing infant's birth weight.

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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.

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.

Relationship between Spiritual Health, Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation among French Emerging Adults

  • Papillon, Pascal;Rajesh, Sasidharan K.
    • CELLMED
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    • v.10 no.1
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    • pp.3.1-3.4
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    • 2020
  • Spirituality is the dynamic and inherent dimension of humanity. This study aimsto evaluate the relationship between Spiritual Health, Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation among French Emerging Adults. An online cross-sectional survey design consisted of four hundred and twenty-one samples were recruited from different universities at Strasbourg, France. Participant's age ranged from 18 to 28 years with a mean age of 20.77 years (SD=2.22). The results, highlights that Spiritual Health Measure was significant and positive association with Mindfulness (r=.45, p < .01) and Reappraisal (r=.22, p < .01). Further, the significant negative correlation observed with Spiritual Dissonance (r=.44, p < .01) and Suppression (r=.24, p < .01). These findings support emerging literature on Spiritual Health. Future studies should evolve an intervention model to promote Spiritual Health and Positive Health.

Suggestion of Yoga Wear Prototype Design for Women Over 50s Based on Market Survey (시장 조사에 근거한 50대 이상 여성의 요가웨어 프로토타입 디자인 제안)

  • Park, Soyoung;Hong, Kyunghi;Choi, Yoonmi;Lee, Jung Soon;Lee, Yejin
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles
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    • v.43 no.2
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    • pp.243-254
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    • 2019
  • This study investigates the yoga clothing market for women over 50 years old. The study found that the target demographic felt that many brands were participating in the Yoga Wear market, but most targeted 20-30 year old women. They felt it was difficult to find brands for women over 50 years old. One common complaint by the target demographic was that they experienced discomfort when wearing Yoga Wear currently available in the market. They attributed this to the fact that even the largest sizes available were not appropriate for their body size. They also noted that there is a large variety of designs presently available in the market; however, most are too colorful and revealing for their tastes. Females in their 50s or older preferred less colorful and less revealing clothes. They noted that they reacted sensitively to fat in the forearms due to changes in body shape as they grew older and wanted looser clothes. Elasticity and hygroscopicity of material are therefore very important buying criteria for the target demographic. These criteria were used to propose a prototype yoga suit designed for women over 50 years old.

Yoga Self-help Management Program for the Patients with Fibromyalgia syndrome Effect on Health status and Depression (요가자조관리 프로그램이 섬유근통증후군환자의 건강상태와 우울에 미치는 영향)

  • Lim, Kyoung-Suk
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.16 no.3
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    • pp.457-468
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    • 2018
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of yoga self-help management program on the health status and depression of patients with fibromyalgia syndrome. The subjects who participated in the study were patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia syndrome at a university hospital in G city. The total number of participants was 43, 21 in the experimental group and 22 in the control group. For the experimental group, a total of 16 yoga self-help management programs were held twice a week for eight weeks at the yoga center, and yoga DVDs, photographs, and educational booklets developed for the home were provided. The control group was subjected to pre - test and post - test without intervention. Data were analyzed using SPSS/WIN 18.0 program. As a result of the study, it was found that the experimental group had significantly improved health status(Tender point, FIQ) and the depression was lower than the control group, which was effective in the intervention strategy of the fibromyalgia syndrome patients.

Effect of a Yoga-based Exercise Program on Psychological, Physiological Factors and Physical Fitness in Elderly Women (요가운동이 여성노인의 심리적, 생리적 변화 및 운동능력에 미치는 영향)

  • Kim, Yi-Soon;Kwak, Yi-Sub;Cho, Bong-Soo
    • Journal of Life Science
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    • v.16 no.4
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    • pp.584-588
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    • 2006
  • Physical activity has been effective in enhancing quality of life and physical fitness of older adults over relatively short periods of time. However, little is known about the Yoga-based exercise program on physiological changes and physical fitness with psychological variables in elderly women. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of Yoga- based exercise program on physiological, psychological factors and physical fitness in elderly women. Forty-four elders were recruited from the public health center. They were divided into exercise training group(n=22) and control group(n=22). The training group participating in 10 weeks of Yoga-based exercise program. Data was analyzed with descriptive statistics, the chi-square test, Fisher's Extract test, and ANCOVA to evaluate body fat, spine ROM, blood pressure, cholesterol, depression, life satisfaction, ADL and physical fitness. There was a significant improvement in blood pressure, total cholesterol, precent of body fat, physiological function, depression, life satisfaction, ADL and physical fitness in the exercise training group than that of the control group. From the results, Yoga-based interventions designed to improve various variables were equally acceptable to elderly women.

A Study on the Effects of Chinese Qigong and Kundalini Yoga Meditations on the Heart Rate Variability of Skilled Students (중국 기공 및 쿤달리니 요가 명상이 숙련자의 심박변이율(HRV) 변화에 미치는 영향에 관한 연구)

  • Jang, Dae-Geun;Jang, Jae-Keun;Park, Seung-Hun;Hahn, Minsoo
    • Journal of Biomedical Engineering Research
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    • v.33 no.3
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    • pp.141-147
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    • 2012
  • In this paper, we have investigated effects of two specific meditations (Chinese qigong meditation and Kundalini yoga meditation) on the heart rate variability (HRV), which is a well-known quantitative measure of autonomic balance, of skilled students. To analyze the effects, the MIT/BIH physionet database was utilized. The database includes RR intervals of eight skilled Chinese qigong meditators (5 women and 3 men; age range 26-35) and four skilled Kundalini yoga meditators (2 women and 2 men; age range 20-52). RR intervals of each subject were measured before and during the meditations. For HRV analysis, we have used typical four HRV parameters - the low frequency to high frequency power ratio (LF/HF ratio), SD2/SD1 ratio, sample entropy, and fractal dimension. The LF/HF ratio was calculated by the autoregressive spectrum and the SD2/SD1 ratio was derived from the Poincar$\grave{e}$ plot. The sample entropy was computed from the phase space plot and the fractal dimension was estimated by the Higuchi's algorithm. In the experiments, the Wilcoxon signed rank test was employed because we used small datasets and compared HRV parameters before and during the meditations. As a result, we have found increment of the LF/HF and SD2/SD1 ratios in both meditations; whereas the sample entropy is decreased during the meditations. In addition, the fractal dimension is increased during the Chinese qigong meditation; whereas it is decreased during the Kundalini yoga meditation. The results show that the sympathetic nervous system is generally more activated in skilled Chinese qigong and Kundalini yoga meditators, but the activation of the parasympathetic nervous tone is suppressed.