International Journal of Yoga

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Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 256--260

Yoga for caregiving dyads experiencing chronic pain: Protocol development for merging yoga and self-management to develop skills intervention


Barbara Ann Gibson1, Marieke Van Puymbroeck2, Christine A Fruhauf1, Arlene A Schmid3, Jennifer D Portz4 
1 Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
2 Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
3 Department of Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
4 Department of Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz, Aurora, CO, USA

Correspondence Address:
Barbara Ann Gibson
800 Oval Drive, Campus Delivery 1573, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1573 80521
USA

Context: Caregivers often provide unpaid care for family members and friends with physical disabilities, often to the detriment of their health and well-being. Caregivers often experience pain, and individuals with physical disabilities also are likely to experience pain. Merging yoga and self-management to Develop Skills Study (MY-Skills) is an intervention that merges self-management education with yoga for dyads experiencing chronic pain. Aim: This article presents the yoga protocol for the MY-Skills intervention. Methods: The yoga protocol was revised based on feedback from six caregiving dyads. The protocol focuses on reducing pain interference and supporting the caregiving dyad. Results: The final yoga protocol incorporated the following elements: Centering and mantra, prana vidya and pranayama, asanas, mudra, and guided savasana/dhyana. Conclusion: The MY-Skills yoga protocol was modified by a yoga therapist with feedback from study participants. Revisions focused on the caregiving dyad, with specific attention to reducing pain interference.


How to cite this article:
Gibson BA, Puymbroeck MV, Fruhauf CA, Schmid AA, Portz JD. Yoga for caregiving dyads experiencing chronic pain: Protocol development for merging yoga and self-management to develop skills intervention.Int J Yoga 2021;14:256-260


How to cite this URL:
Gibson BA, Puymbroeck MV, Fruhauf CA, Schmid AA, Portz JD. Yoga for caregiving dyads experiencing chronic pain: Protocol development for merging yoga and self-management to develop skills intervention. Int J Yoga [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jan 24 ];14:256-260
Available from: https://www.ijoy.org.in/article.asp?issn=0973-6131;year=2021;volume=14;issue=3;spage=256;epage=260;aulast=Gibson;type=0