As nurses we must do the best we can to take care of ourselves (no one else at the hospital is going to do that for us). This includes giving our bodies the rest, rejuvenation and tender love that we give to our patients each shift. No more self-sacrificing attitudes! Here are 7 energizing pre-shift yoga poses to start your nursing shift off on the right foot!
Yoga offers nurses who work exhausting 12 hour shifts a way to give themselves a little more self-care. Furthermore, when we replenish our own reserves it helps us take even better care of our families and patients with more compassion. Here are 7 energizing and easy yoga poses for nurses who need more self-care!
If you know anything about me at all, you know that I absolutely LOVE yoga (its a little obsessive actually). Which is why am thrilled I had the opportunity to write a guest post for a travel nursing blog titled 3 Very Important Reasons Why Travel Nurses Need Yoga!
Yoga’s amazing benefits for physical and mental health are well documented in literature. Yoga for nurses can help to manage stress, prevent or eliminate lower back pain and prevent burnout and compassion fatigue. A yoga mat, blocks and a strap can help get your yoga journey started.
Nursing is a challenging career. In addition to physical problems such as chronic back pain, being a nurse can contribute to additional issues like burnout, compassion fatigue, chronic stress or even depression. Nurses need to make self care a priority. One way to do that is by developing a regular yoga practice. Read more to learn what the research says about the benefits of having a yoga practice.