Yoga for Nurses

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Overview

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Yoga for Nurses provides the means for nurses to support and enhance our ability to care for ourselves. It gives nurses information and strategies to deal with the physical and mental imperatives found in our daily work life.

--Jill Howie Esquivel, RN, PhD
University of California, San Francisco (From the Foreword)

The first yoga instruction book directed specifically toward nurses....Dr. Kollak...has written a book that assists nurses in taking time to care for themselves. The content in this book could be easily incorporated into a nursing inservice program as a means to prevent on-the-job, stress-related injuries.

--Cindy Ann Howell, RN, MS, CNOR, CMLSO
University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Don't let mental stress, chronic pain, and fatigue disrupt your professional and personal life any longer.

Dr. Ingrid Kollak's Yoga for Nurses offers a tested therapy, proven to alleviate physical and mental pain, stress, and fatigue. As a yoga expert and a registered nurse herself, Dr. Kollak can show you how yoga is able to prevent and cure common ailments such as chronic neck and back pain, headaches, sore eyes, and lack of sleep.

With this book, you'll learn how yoga works physically to reduce pain by stretching and strengthening muscles made tense from your normal, repetitive work routine. Kollak also shows you how yoga works on a mental level to provide an exceptional anti-stress program.

This book, written by a nurse for nurses, presents a series of yoga exercises and practices that will allow you to regain your strength, reduce your physical pain, revitalize your mind, and transform your entire work experience.

Key Features:

  • Author is both a yoga expert and registered nurse
  • Includes large print photos, detailing how each exercise should be done
  • Contains different levels of yoga exercises, from easy-to-learn to advanced
  • Exercises can be used both at work and in the home
  • A fun, rewarding read!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826138323
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/10/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition Large Print
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Ingrid Kollak, PhD, RN, has been professor of nursing science at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASFH) in Berlin since 1995. (Dr. Kollak was educated and worked as a nurse in Germany, where a registration system is not common.) She studied German, sociology, and pedagogy at the Ruhr University in Bochum and spent time studying and researching in France, Austria, and the U.S. between 1984 and 1993. Dr. Kollak gained her PhD in German and qualified as a teacher and as a nurse. She teaches in bachelor's and master's programs at ASFH and at Berlin's Humboldt University and is a member of the post-graduate research center Multimorbidity in Old Age and Special Care Problems, organized by five Berlin universities. Since 2002 Dr. Kolak has been coeditor of Pflege und Gesellschaft (Nursing and Society), the theoretical journal of the German Society of Nursing. She has published extensively on self-care, culture, and difference as well as language, communication, and specialist media.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Jill Howie Esquivel, RN, PhD vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

1. Common Health Problems of Health Professionals

2. How Yoga Works

3. A Short History of Yoga

4. Some Yoga Essentials

5. On Your Way with Yoga

6. Yoga Exercises at Work

7. Exercises at Home

8. Advanced Yoga Practice

9. Concentration and Meditation

10. Addresses and Literature

Index

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