2019, Cilt 6, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 044-049
Evidences in Yoga Practices
Özlem Ovayolu1, Nimet Ovayolu2
1Gaziantep Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü, İç Hastalıkları Hemşireliği ABD, Gaziantep Türkiye
2Girne Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü, Girne, KKTC
Keywords: Evidence, nursing, yoga

Yoga, which originated from India, is a popular mental and physical exercise performed by adults. It is believed that this application have beneficial effects on physical and psychological health. Positive effects were reported in a variety of outcomes, including sleep quality, mood, stress, cancer-related symptoms, and overall quality of life, as well as functional and physiologic measures. However, the evidence supporting the use of yoga is limited. It is emphasized that the evidence obtained from the studies examining the effect of yoga on some symptoms is at B and C level in clinical practice guidelines on the evidence-based use of integrative therapies. It is seen that also the results of the study, which examined the effect of yoga on the nurses, seems to be not at a sufficient level. For this reason, in this review, it is recommended that further research should be done related to yoga risks and benefits as in other integrative methods and future research needs to focus specifically on the different effects of yoga practices.