Yoga for médic@s and enfermer@s

Within the project "Humanizing the intensive care" that it has set up a group of health professionals, it has launched an initiative: to study the effects of yoga and meditation on stress in doctors, nurses and auxiliary nurses, and also the dissemination of this ancient practice among those "carers" who need to be cared for. Share violet Arribas.

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The project Humanizing the intensive care (HU-CI) It is more than interesting in itself. We encourage you to meet him at this link:

Within this project the proposal of nurse of the Hospital is having a very special tracking October 12 Maria Soledad Martinez Ávila. Thus explained in the website of the project:

"Yoga is an ancient practice appearing BC in the Indus Valley in the 17TH century

There are different types of yoga, the most widespread and known in the West is Hatha Yoga, it is a system of physical postures called asanas, whose purpose is to prepare the body for meditation. This type of yoga emphasizes physical, mental serenity and relaxation, through proper breathing, control of our body and the meditation.

Yoga and meditation favor a transformation or personal change that leads to a better quality of life.
This improvement is reflected:

-At the physiological level, they induce a response of the parasympathetic nervous system.

-At the cognitive level, they produce changes in the valuation of stressful situations (primary value) and the capacity to deal with them and the associated potential consequences (secondary assessment).

An attitude of objectivity and fairness takes place before the events of life, favouring an attitude of detachment and distance to the events and their results, allowing relative problems and facilitate coping of the same. In addition, the practice of yoga develops attention and consciousness about the very acts, thoughts and emotions, which allows to detect the physical and mental state of tension to confront it with the available resources.

-At the behavioral level, they can contribute to access to internal resources for coping. People learn to control impulses, to relax, to ask for help, to seek information and to develop healthier habits and behaviors.

-On the emotional level, improves mood, increases optimism, acceptance and favour emotional regulation.

I am Maria Soledad Martinez Avila, nurse of the ICU of the Hospital 12 de Octubre in Madrid. With all these benefits associated, I thought that would be a good idea to take yoga and meditation to the hospital, and that my classmates could enjoy and feel this awakening of consciousness, which would turn around in our patients, families and work environment.

I've been practicing yoga for more than three years, and last year I began my training as a teacher of yoga therapy.

I am developing a research project in my hospital ICUs. We want to study what effects have the yoga and meditation on stress in doctors, nurses and auxiliary nurses. Among other parameters, we intend to carry out two determinations of cortisol in blood, at the beginning of the study and at the end of this.

And although the truth is that the project has been well received, I need financing to make the analytical determinations. I am looking for ideas, sponsors or help to carry out the project, so do not hesitate to contact me) Thank you for your collaboration!"

The Padmasana Center iniciativa-ejemplo

Violet Arribas communicates:

Collaborate with the HU-CI project, "Humanizing the intensive care" donating your old yoga mat. We need 20 PCs; a formidable project of mi amiga Soledad Martínez, nurse of the Hospital 12 de Octubre, to study what effects have the yoga and meditation on stress in doctors, nurses and auxiliary nurses. Also the dissemination of this ancient practice in a sector that truly need it, since the "keepers" are the first that need to be cared for; at the end everything reversed in ourselves. You can bring or send your mat to Padmasana Center, sea of Oman, 34 28033 Madrid.

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By • 9 mar, 2015 • section: Bless you