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  • Nursing
  • Psychiatric Technician
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
Author(s): Christina Jackson, PhD, MSN, APRN, APHN-BC
Peer Reviewer(s): Martha Mathews Libster, PhD, MSN, APRN-CNS, APHN-BC
Item#: N1991
Contents: 1 Course Book (40 pages)
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Yoga Benefits for Nurses and Patients

Price $17.95
Item # N1991
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Release Date: June 28, 2018

Expiration Date: June 30, 2021

This course provides a history of the science and practice of yoga and the many physical and mental health benefits for nurses and patients. Yoga helps promote mind-body-spirit health and through consistent practice the benefits accrued are numerous. It is important to learn and practice yoga postures, proper breathing and meditation to help promote a balance of all three. People will join yoga classes with different objectives and it is important for nurses to be aware of local resources to guide patients. Various types of yoga will be discussed along with the importance of the role of a yoga teacher for safe practice.

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the history and practice of yoga.
  • List the components of yoga practice according to Patanjali’s Eightfold Path.
  • Identify health benefits of several types of yoga and indications for mind-body-spirit health.
  • Examine current research into therapeutic yoga and key considerations for safe yoga practice.
  • Discuss nursing and professional considerations associated with yoga tradition and practice.

Christina Jackson, PhD, MSN, APRN, APHN-BC, received both her bachelor of science in nursing and master of science in nursing with nurse practitioner specialty from the University of Pennsylvania and her PhD in interdisciplinary studies in holistic and integrative health-care from the Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Jackson is a professor and holistic curriculum coordinator for the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. She practices, teaches, and uses many integrative healing strategies for self-care and clinical patient care. Dr. Jackson began practicing yoga as an adolescent and has been teaching continually for the past two decades in club fitness and academic settings, where she also teaches Pilates. Dr. Jackson is an award-winning author in the field of holistic nursing and served as the associate editor of the journal Holistic Nursing Practice: The Science of Health and Healing, for which she still serves on the editorial board. She has published many articles and book chapters pertaining to yoga and health and has often been asked to speak about applying yoga in clinical practice and self-care at medical and nursing conferences. She was honored to receive the American Holistic Nurses Association Holistic Nurse of the Year award in 2011.

Martha Mathews Libster, PhD, MSN, APRN-CNS, APHN-BC, received her bachelor of science degree in education from New York University, her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles, her master of science degree in nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and her doctorate in humanities – health care history from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, England. Dr. Libster is an award-winning author of seven books, including two histories about American 19th-century healthcare reform, religion, and holistic nursing. She is known internationally for her pioneering work and book publications on integrative and holistic nursing and nurse-herbalism beginning with the release of Demonstrating Care: The Art of Integrative Nursing (2000, Delmar Cengage Learning) and her encyclopedic Delmar’s Integrative Herb Guide for Nurses (2002). Follow Dr. Libster at and see ResearchGate, Google Scholar, LinkedIn, and YouTube channel – GoldenAppleHealing.

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