A consistent yoga practice offers strategies and tools to manage and help reduce the impact of Parkinson’s symptoms. When you’re working with a neurological disorder, you’re not just working with the body…you’re working with the brain/mind/body connection. Yoga has a direct neuroscience connection and excels at this. Besides strengthening the mind-body relationship, it helps:
- Improve balance
- Create strength and stability
- Loosen tight muscles
- Reduce anxiety and depression
- Create fluidity of movement
Practicing yoga can help you walk, turn, move and live with more ease and confidence. It helps with daily activities, such as putting on a jacket, carrying and putting away groceries, reaching for an item, getting up from a chair, staying independent longer.
In my seven years of teaching of teaching Yoga for Parkinson’s, I have witnessed the immediate and cumulative impact of our group practice…better posture, easier movement, resilience, hope and raised spirits.
The camaraderie in our classes is uplifting, healing, and the group energy is powerful. My sincere gratitude to our students living with Parkinson’s Disease who face each day’s challenges with courage, grace, and humor. Thank you for coming to class with your stories and jokes and for your compassion and friendship to all who join us.
Please widely share this Yoga for Parkinson’s Class information. We welcome all with Parkinson’s to become part of our community!
C-IAYT Yoga Therapist