YOGA: Alignment of mind, body and spirit
Yoga involves a set of postures and controlled breathing to help attain good physical and mental health. Many studies have proven that these exercises help achieve good health.
Studies have also shown that regular practice of yoga for people suffering from Parkinson’s can help control the disease and improve the condition. Stiffness in the body’s core is one of the most debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease because it hampers the ability to walk across a room or simply stand upright.
Restorative poses and gentle twists that strengthen the trunk are believed to reduce stiffness and improve mobility.
Some benefits include:
- Visible reduction in tremors
- Improvement in the steadiness of gait (immediately following yoga session)
- Improved control of body movements
- Improved mobility and range of movement
- Improved balance
- Reduced depression, anxiety and fatigue
- Reduced stiffness
- Improved sleep
- Increased mindfulness
There are 3 components to any good yoga program:
- Controlled breathing (Pranayam)
- Postures (Asanas)
- Meditation (Dhyan)
Yoga for people with Parkinson’s disease can be done in a chair or on a mat. Pillows and bolsters can be used for support. Loose comfortable clothing should be worn.An effective yoga and lifestyle program can make a huge improvement in the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease!
Our yoga classes are run by Dr. Sanjay Raghav – a qualified Yoga teacher who is also a neurologist with a special interest in movement disorders which includes Parkinson’s disease.
Dr. Raghav has successfully conducted yoga classes for Parkinson’s patients in collaboration with Parkinson’s Victoria.
He has a firm belief in holistic health and believes Yoga is an important tool in keeping yourself healthy in mind, body and spirit.
Each class will consist of the following:
- Relaxation and mindfulness
- Wellness information which will assist with coping with PD
What you will need to wear and bring:
- Comfortable loose clothing
- Drink bottle with water
- A yoga mat will be provided.
Cost And How To Book:
Regular Sunday classes from 4 PM to 6 PM.(Kindly confirm by email/phone before coming)
Payments: $ 25 for single class OR $ 150 for a package of 10 classes. Free for the carer/support person coming along.
Account Name: Talk Parkinson’s Incorporated
BSB: 063 608
A/c No 1089 2847
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For any further queries reach out
For more information visit: outpaceparkinsons.com.au
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