After hearing from friends and clients with MS, talk about Yoga benefiting them, I decided I wanted to learn more.
Right on the National Multiple Sclerosis Website, in the exercise category, there is a very informative piece that explains the benefits of Yoga, especially for those with MS. The overview starts with this:
"The word ‘yoga’ means to yoke or join together—uniting the mind, body and spirit. Joining physical poses with the breath, action with thought, and awareness with intention can bring peace to body, mind and spirit. The simple practice of breathing, something all of us do every day without thought, becomes a powerful tool when you can become aware of how your breathing affects every part of your body. As you learn how to focus awareness on your breathing, you can observe how your mind can feel calmer and your body more relaxed."
The article continues to explain that anyone can practice yoga. There is adaptive yoga, poses you can do in a chair or wheelchair. Meditation and its benefits are also mentioned.
You can read the article here, to learn more about the benefits of Yoga and for resources to find a qualified instructor.
" If you have ever wondered whether yoga is something you can do, it is.
If you have ever wondered whether yoga is too difficult, it's not."
Have you or a friend taken a Yoga MS class?
What did you think?