Yoga Benefits For Your Nursing Profession

July 28, 2018
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Are you a nurse who feels extreme physical and mental stress from your job? Are you becoming more and more frustrated from your apparent lack of control over it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should consider taking yoga classes at YogaWorks!  

Why Take Yoga

Studies have shown the physical and mental benefits of yoga, especially when it’s practiced on a regular and proper basis. You, too, can enjoy these benefits in and out of your workplace.  

  • Increased physical stamina and strength

Despite the popular opinion that yoga has light demands on the body – it isn’t weightlifting, after all – it’s actually a demanding activity. Your core muscles will be engaged in most of the postures so you will eventually develop strength and stamina. You will also find that the intermediate and advanced postures, known as asanas, are so physically demanding that these shouldn’t be attempted without proper supervision.  

  • Improved stress coping mechanism  

Yoga emphasizes mindfulness, meditation and deep breathing as well as dynamic stretching. You will find that all of these exercises are useful in keeping your stress under control, even when you’re in a stressful situation or when you’re in the office.

When you attend your yoga classes regularly and you practice it at home, your mind and body will gradually become stronger for it. Your work as a nurse will become better, too, since you will be more alert, more mindful, and more compassionate. You will likely find, too, that you have better dealings with your colleagues, bosses, and patients.  

How to Apply Yoga

You don’t have to be in a yoga studio to practice the discipline. You can actually apply its principles and practices in your workplace while still being discreet about it.  Here are a few tips to consider.

  • Every morning before getting out of bed or as soon as you get out of it, spend at least 5 minutes on dynamic stretching and deep breathing. You’re getting as much oxygen into your body and, thus, readying it for the day’s work ahead.  
  • When faced with a stressful situation or person at work, you can put yourself in the other person’s shoes so that you can rein in your temper. You can also perform deep breathing exercises albeit more discreetly and even visualize yourself in a calmer disposition.  

You should also use your break times for good purposes. You can do dynamic stretching exercises during this time so that you have more energy to go back to work afterwards.  

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