FEATURESIntentionality and Hatha Yoga An Exploration of the Theory of Intentionality, the Matrix of Healing—a Growth ModelDeary, Lauri BSN, RN, RYT; Roche, Joan PhD, RN; Plotkin, Karen PhD, RN; Zahourek, Rothlyn PhD, PMHCNS-BC, AHN-BCAuthor Information Baystate Health, Springfield, Massachusetts (Ms Deary and Dr Roche); and School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Drs Roche, Plotkin, and Zahourek). Correspondence: Lauri Deary, BSN, RN, RYT, Professional Development Department, 3rd floor, Baystate Health, 280 Chestnut St, Springfield, MA 01199 ([email protected]). The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. The authors thank Mary Brunton, RN, MSN, director of Clinical Practice and Spiritual Services, for her support of this scholarly nursing research initiative. This study was funded by Baystate Health, a Nursing Magnet institution. The authors thank Scott Smith for customizing the database for the research team. Holistic Nursing Practice: September/October 2011 - Volume 25 - Issue 5 - p 246-253 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e31822a02e0 Buy Metrics Abstract Hatha yoga increases self-awareness and well-being. Intentionality is creating motivation and then action. This qualitative study explored intentionality during hatha yoga sessions using narrative analysis. The results supported and expanded Zahourek's theory of intentionality, the matrix of healing, and provide new insights into intentionality in healing. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.