Intentionality and Hatha Yoga: A Research Study Exploring the Theory of Intentionality, the Matrix of Healing

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Intentionality and Hatha Yoga: A Research Study Exploring the Theory of Intentionality, the Matrix of Healing
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Intentionality and Hatha Yoga: A Research Study Exploring the Theory of Intentionality, the Matrix of Healing
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Deary, Lauri, RN, RYT, CBS
P.I. Institution Name:Baystate Medical Center
Title:Staff Nurse
21st INRC [Research Symposium Presentation] Hatha Yoga is a healing practice to increase self awareness and well-being. A case study subject reported improved physical symptoms, and an overall improved sense of well-being following a yoga routine. He attributed his personal changes to the focus on intentions in his yoga practice. Zahourek (2005) described a theory of the healing matrix of intentionality. This case study and theory were the foundations of this new research study. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore elements of intentionality in the narratives of adult participants in a Hatha Yoga class as part of a one year lifestyle modification program. Methods: This qualitative narrative analysis study described participants' perceptions of intentionality during the course of weekly Hatha Yoga sessions over one year. Fifteen participants wrote in a journal for two minutes at the beginning and end of each class. The journals were analyzed using narrative analysis to identify themes and clusters. The nurse Yoga instructor was the primary researcher. An academic nurse researcher was the methods guide; an established nurse theorist was a peer reviewer and theoretical consultant. There will be a discussion of the dynamic process through which the researcher analyzed these results within the context of the theory of intentionality, the matrix of healing (Zahourek, 2005). Results: The results supported this theory with new insights into the nature of intentionality. The new insights describe intentionality as a dynamic field,ÿincluding four states of a transformative awakening process. Conclusion: ÿAll theory development is an evolutionary process. Theories in Nursing can be explored, tested, supported, expanded and redefined, using qualitative methods with diverse populations.ÿZahourek, R. (2005). Intentionality: Evolutionary development in healing. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 23(1). 89-109.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
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Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.titleIntentionality and Hatha Yoga: A Research Study Exploring the Theory of Intentionality, the Matrix of Healingen_GB
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dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Intentionality and Hatha Yoga: A Research Study Exploring the Theory of Intentionality, the Matrix of Healing</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Deary, Lauri, RN, RYT, CBS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Baystate Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Staff Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Lauri.Deary@baystatehealth.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Symposium Presentation] Hatha Yoga is a healing practice to increase self awareness and well-being. A case study subject reported improved physical symptoms, and an overall improved sense of well-being following a yoga routine. He attributed his personal changes to the focus on intentions in his yoga practice. Zahourek (2005) described a theory of the healing matrix of intentionality. This case study and theory were the foundations of this new research study. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore elements of intentionality in the narratives of adult participants in a Hatha Yoga class as part of a one year lifestyle modification program. Methods: This qualitative narrative analysis study described participants' perceptions of intentionality during the course of weekly Hatha Yoga sessions over one year. Fifteen participants wrote in a journal for two minutes at the beginning and end of each class. The journals were analyzed using narrative analysis to identify themes and clusters. The nurse Yoga instructor was the primary researcher. An academic nurse researcher was the methods guide; an established nurse theorist was a peer reviewer and theoretical consultant. There will be a discussion of the dynamic process through which the researcher analyzed these results within the context of the theory of intentionality, the matrix of healing (Zahourek, 2005). Results: The results supported this theory with new insights into the nature of intentionality. The new insights describe intentionality as a dynamic field,&yuml;including four states of a transformative awakening process. Conclusion: &yuml;All theory development is an evolutionary process. Theories in Nursing can be explored, tested, supported, expanded and redefined, using qualitative methods with diverse populations.&yuml;Zahourek, R. (2005). Intentionality: Evolutionary development in healing. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 23(1). 89-109.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:54:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:54:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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