Are there movement-dependent relaxation types?. Preferences for ( non) movement-based relaxation techniques in students

Autor(en): Poepel, Nathalie
Stichwörter: Autogenic Training; Guided imagery; Mindful meditation; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health; Qigong; Yoga
Erscheinungsdatum: 2018
Herausgeber: SPRINGER HEIDELBERG
Journal: PRAVENTION UND GESUNDHEITSFORDERUNG
Volumen: 13
Ausgabe: 2
Startseite: 159
Seitenende: 164
Zusammenfassung: 
Movement-based relaxation techniques are more popular in prevention than motionless ones and some people justify their technique preferences by movement reasons. This study examines whether movement-dependent relaxation types exist. A total of 128 students learned movement-based techniques (yoga, qigong, walking meditation, muscle relaxation) and motionless ones (autogenic training, guided imagery, meditation), rated them on popularity, and made preference choices. They also indicated their relaxation type (motionless, movement or mixed preference). In all, 28% considered themselves as motionless types, 11% as movement, and 62% as mixed types. Motionless types liked almost all motionless techniques significantly more and movement techniques less than the other types. Movement types did not prefer movement techniques per se, but yoga. Preference of movement-influenced types in novices can best be met by including guided imagery, yoga, and mindful meditation in relaxation syllabuses.
ISSN: 18616755
DOI: 10.1007/s11553-017-0622-1

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