Hatha yoga has made its way from India and is now a significant part of mainstream North American fitness culture. Yoga studios are appearing literally every where. Your local community centre probably has some classes. Across the world, YOGA HAS BEEN PROVEN TO HAVE MANY IMPORTANT AND LONG-LASTING HEALTH BENEFITS. This DVD will prepare you for starting a yoga practice, introduce yoga basics, the "specially designed"* Yoga For Nurses sequences, as well as inform you about various pieces of yoga equipment. You can practice the yoga sequences found on this DVD without any additional equipment. The instructor does include posture variations for both with and without equipment.
The main focus of DVD ONE is RESTORATIVE YOGA. The two sequences on this DVD were designed for nurses to use when you want to RELAX YOUR BODY AND MIND. Use at home after you finish a shift, are tired or stressed, before going to bed, starting your evening, or starting your days off. These sequences also provide good invigoration between day and night shifts. Both practices are only ONLY 35 MINUTES LONG – the perfect amount of time to UNWIND AND DE-STRESS without taking up too much of your personal time. All the practices on this DVD are PERFECT FOR NURSES WHO ARE ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS to yoga, and well as those with more yoga experience.
The postures in this sequence help calm your body, relax your mind, soothe your nervous system, and remove excess erratic energy. Join the class and FEEL YOUR STRESS, ANXIETY, AND CONCERNS FADE AWAY. When finished, you will feel clearer, lighter, and more centred in yourself. Whether you are planning to go to bed or stay up for a little while this practice will stretch and nurture you in a easeful manner.
Practice this sequence when you are feeling particularly fatigued or exhausted from a hard day or night of work. When you're that tired the last thing you may want to do is practice some yoga. However, the therapeutic postures in this sequence will ALLEVIATE YOUR TIREDNESS AND RESTORE YOUR ENERGY to a more balanced state and useful state. If you have a family, spouse, or friends you want to spend time with after your shift, take half an hour for yourself and to do this sequence. Your vitality will be enhanced and your mood refreshed.
The best way to STAY HEALTHY, PREVENT INJURIES, maintain your muscle strength and tone, and feel mentally refreshed is to incorporate small exercises into your nursing lifestyle.
Like taking nutrients or drinking water throughout your day, the quick and easy-to-do exercises found in section three of this DVD provide you with essentials for having an ENERGY-RICH NURSING CAREER.
Over time the routines of your nursing work whether you are in a hospital, healthcare office, community facility, or mobile nursing unit, will cause you to experience physical, mental, emotional, relational, and even spiritual complacency and decreased vitality.
Nursing work is often hard work, and it can take a lot out of you. By incorporating a handful of these small exercises into your day you will EXPERIENCE HEALTH, HEALING, AND VITALITY benefits.
Each of the sixteen exercises takes only 15-60 seconds to do. By slowly including more of these stretches and postures into your day and night shifts you start to reclaim your own health, empower your being, and FEEL MORE ALIVE IN YOUR NURSING WORK.
While some nurses have consistently regular shift schedules, many nurses have challenging, irregular schedules. Often nurses have a hard time going to a regular weekly class because their schedules will periodically conflict. Many nurses also work long hours. While there may be a desire to go to a class after a long shift, it may not be practical, and it may take a lot more energy than it will give back to you.
The sequences found on these DVDs are all about 35 minutes in length - A REALISTIC AMOUNT OF TIME TO SPEND EXERCISING after working a long nursing shift. No need to spend more time driving back and forth to a studio, you can practice in your own home, for this short amount of time and receive tremendous benefits. The PRACTICES FIT PERFECTLY INTO YOUR DAY just at the end of a shift (even before bed after a night shift) or before you start your shift.
While there are benefits in practicing most forms of yoga, there is a much greater advantage in practicing yoga that is designed for you. The sequences on these DVDs were created to work directly with the physiological challenges that nurses experience day-to-day. TRAINED YOGA INSTRUCTORS CHOSE THE BEST POSTURES to link together, creating these healing and rejuvenating sequences just for nurses.
By regularly practicing yoga postures that are specifically designed to alleviate the aches and pains you will DECREASE YOUR CHANCES OF INJURY AND IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH. Instead of going to a yoga studio, practicing for an hour or more postures that don't directly take into account your health needs - be comfortable in your own home, practice a short sequence that focuses on exactly what you need it to.
Going out into the world of hustle and bustle after a long day of work can be energy draining, overwhelming, and uncomfortable. Driving to a class, being around a bunch of people in a flashy studio is not very relaxing or nourishing. Being out in the "yoga scene" with the special clothing, music, or atmosphere can be too much after you've been in the hospital or clinic all day (or night).
This DVD allows you to PRACTICE IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME. Filmed in a relaxing atmosphere, with real nurses practicing with you, these sequences offer you the best of all worlds. Wear the type of clothes you want, pause the DVD if you wish (or skip sections), by being at home you can let the effects of your nursing shift smooth out through the postures.
The instructor teaches at a pace that allows nurses of all yoga ability to practice easily. There is no hurry to keep up with a class in a yoga studio. Instead, LEARN THE POSTURES IN YOUR OWN WAY. The instructor provides clear instructions in a very friendly and easy to listen to manner.
She provides VARIATIONS FOR DIFFERENT BODY TYPES AND ABILITIES. This is a perfect way to learn the sequences. Watching the instructor give the nurses on the video hands-on adjustments helps your understanding of the postures, and helps you understand how to adapt the practice to meet your needs.
The third section of this DVD has over a dozen small exercises that you can use at work. While many of these activities can be done anywhere they have been adapted for nurses who work at a hospital or clinic. Using the available space and equipment found in a health care setting these small exercises will BRING NEW VITALITY AND AGILITY TO YOUR TIME AT WORK. Learning how to do these little practices brings you to a closer understanding of your work environment. Practiced regularly you will begin working safer and smarter in your own work setting.
*DVD DISCLAIMER: Not all yoga programs are suitable for everyone. Please ensure you are physically and mentally healthy to start a yoga practice. If you are unsure, then consult your physician, nurse practitioner, or other health-care professional before beginning this or any other exercise program. In this video the instructor will explain options for many of the postures to suit your current state of flexibility. However, if at any time you participate beyond your current fitness abilities, or if you feel pain or discomfort, you should discontinue exercising immediately. Please use all equipment safely. Contact