Relationships between flow experience, IKIGAI, and sense of coherence in tai chi practitioners

Kenji Iida, Yuko Oguma

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the mental health effects of Tai chi on regular practitioners by investigating the relationships between flow experience, IKIGAI (Japanese: "Life worth living"), and sense of coherence. The results indicated that flow experience may influence IKIGAI and IKIGAI may influence sense of coherence; this suggests that IKIGAI may act as an intermediary between flow experience and sense of coherence. The results also indicated that the longer the Tai chi experience, the higher was the flow experience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-267
Number of pages8
JournalHolistic Nursing Practice
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep 1

Keywords

  • IKIGAI
  • Tai chiHolist Nurs Pract
  • flow experience
  • sense of coherence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing

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