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Yoga som rehabiliteringsmetod vid fysisk aktivitet på recept mot utmattningssyndrom
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Sports Medicine.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Sports Medicine.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Prescription of physical activity on recipe in a rehabilitating purpose (FaR®) in Sweden has gone through some major development lately. Healthcare people do often recommend their patients to either try running, walking or exercising at the gym. To provide physical activity in healthcare is a way of treating the physical and emotional critical conditions caused by a stressful society. A way of living that also results in stress-related diagnoses such as the “burnout”-syndrome (characterized by the symptoms anxiety, depression and stress). Recent studies show that yoga practicing generates a wide variety of positive effects and that it has many beneficial impacts for the human body. Today healthcare doesn’t seem to embrace yoga therapy as a working method for better Public Health. The main idea in this study was to examine whether yoga can be a potential method for successful treatment of illnesses caused by a psychosocial demanding lifestyle, and to later compare these results with the existing FaR®-methods, when dealing with the “burnout” condition. This study focuses on adults, and was designed to reveal both positive and negative psychophysiological effects of yoga. Findings indicate that yoga therapy can work as a complement to the existing FaR®-treatments. In some cases yoga can also be used as single treatment, but this area needs further research. Yoga should therefore get more attention in healthcare regarding prescription of physical activity but this area also needs further research in order to establish conclusions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
yoga, burnout syndrome, depression, stress, anxiety
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-56632OAI: diva2:536273
Educational program
Study Programme for Sports Science
Available from: 2012-06-25 Created: 2012-06-21 Last updated: 2012-06-25Bibliographically approved

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