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dc.contributor.authorBevis, Aen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorWaterworth, Ken_NZ
dc.contributor.authorMudge, Sen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-23T02:06:04Z
dc.date.available2021-11-23T02:06:04Z
dc.date.copyright2018en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Physiotherapy 46(1): 29-35. doi:10.15619/NZJP/46.1.03
dc.identifier.issn0303-7193en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/14708
dc.description.abstractThe practice of yoga encourages individuals to work within their own bodies to bring balance and health to the mind, body and spirit, providing relief for symptoms of chronic conditions. The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of individuals participating in a series of mixed-ability yoga classes. Barriers and facilitators to their participation were also explored. Seven participants were recruited from the mixed physical and mental ability yoga classes. Semi–structured interviews were used to collect data. Thematic analysis was used to analyse the data and develop themes. Prominent themes were Engagement Partnerships, Physical Activity Beliefs, Supported Participation and Concepts of Disability. These themes provided insight into the experiences of participants and the facilitators and barriers that influenced their participation. Additionally, themes were supported by literature on group cohesion and self-efficacy that highlight the potential for change to group exercise classes with cross over into rehabilitation classes. The importance of appropriate adaptation through skilled instructors was key to the success of the mixed-ability yoga series, as was the promotion of inclusion and understanding of perceptions of disability. Participants experienced health benefits from the mixed-ability yoga class. The fundamental concepts of the class can be applied in physiotherapy practice to promote physical activity for all.
dc.publisherNew Zealand Society of Physiotherapists Incen_NZ
dc.rightsNew Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy. All rights reserved. Permission is given to copy, store and redistribute the material in this pub lication for non-commercial purposes, in any medium or format as long as appropriate credit is given to the source of the material. No derivatives from the original articles are permissible.
dc.subjectDisability; Adaptation; Inclusion; Yoga; Health; Qualitative research; Physical activity
dc.titleParticipants’ Experiences of a Mixed-Ability Yoga Seriesen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.15619/NZJP/46.1.03en_NZ
aut.relation.endpage35
aut.relation.issue1en_NZ
aut.relation.startpage29
aut.relation.volume46en_NZ
pubs.elements-id363410
aut.relation.journalNew Zealand Journal of Physiotherapyen_NZ


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