Yoga and Parkinson's Disease


According to the National Institute of Health, yoga is one of the leading alternative physical therapies in the United States. The benefits of yoga are being heralded by a number of reputable medical organizations.  Yoga only requires two things: breath and an open, receptive mind.  A yoga practice begins with breath as most forms of exercise do. The coordination of the breath and movement are essential for a comfortable, safe practice of any "fitness" routine. One area we can still control in our frantic lives resides in controlled thoughtful breathing. According to the Parkinson's Research Foundation (PRF), "Controlling your breath...

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Arthritis, Yoga and Me

“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” - B.K.S. Iyengar The benefits of yoga are being heralded by many health organizations. We should look at yoga as an ongoing practice and not a quick fix. Yoga teaches us to coordinate our mind, body and breath in coordinated movements. Controlling the breath is essential for a meaningful yoga practice.  The benefits include: Increased flexibility. Increased muscle strength and tone. Improved respiration, energy and vitality. Maintaining a balanced metabolism. Weight reduction or maintenance Cardio and circulatory health. Improved athletic performance. Protection from injury....

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