Yoga Therapy for Parkinson's

Yoga Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s is a common neurodegenerative disorder affecting patients in large numbers throughout the world. Mainly caused by progressive damage to the brain over many years, the condition shows symptoms of spontaneous shaking of body parts of the body, decelerating movement and stiffness in muscles. People suffering from Parkinson’s also experience depression and anxiety. They experience loss of balance, sleep and memory. It remains the second most common neurodegenerative disorder and most common movement disorder. Its onset is usually seen in people older than 60 years of age. Yoga therapy for Parkinson’s seems to be the call of the hour.

It is estimated that around 30 million people in India suffer from various forms of neurological diseases. Yet, the awareness about various forms of neurological disorders is appallingly low. Mostly people suffering from these disorders often end up being teased and stigmatised. In certain cases this results in aggravating the problem.

There is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease, but you can get to the essential details of Yoga therapy for Parkinson’s to help manage the symptoms.

Yoga poses for Parkinson

Parkinson’s Disease Common Symptoms Include

  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Lack of control over the extremities (movement of hands and legs)
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Deteriorating physical health
  • Likelihood of dementia (dementia means a decline in memory or other thinking skills)

 

Yoga is a way of life. Classical Yoga provides an alternative method to manage Parkinson’s symptoms.  Several types of research confirmed that the individualised progress in Yoga postures with regular training showed enhanced motor scores and developed gait parameters. Yoga enhances muscle mobility, balance and lower-extremity functions.

Yoga therapy for Parkinson’s management common overview-

Diet plays a crucial role few common pointers that help-

  1. Eat on time. Chew food properly.
  2. Sattvic home-cooked meals
  3. Increase the intake of seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables. Include high-fibre foods such as vegetables, cooked peas and beans (legumes), whole-grain foods, cereals, rice, and fresh fruit in your diet. Choose foods that are low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
  4. Keep the body well hydrated.
  5. Avoid processed and refined foods. Try to avoid nerve stimulants such as tea, coffee, alcohol, dark chocolate.

 

Yoga Pranayama are vitally important as they improve the breathing capacities and help to focus. They bring about mental and stability. The neuromuscular system is immensely benefited, and motor functions are developed. Yogendra Pranayamas are ideally suited and recommended for tackling these symptoms of Parkinson’s. Yogendra Pranayama I, II, III and IV should be regularly practised.

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Yogendra Asanas recommended are Talasana (avoid going on toes); Yastikasana; Parvatasana; Suptvakrasana and Hastapadangustasana. These are simple yet very effective yoga poses to improve the neuromuscular coordination and improve range of motion.

Kriyas help in internal cleansing and keep the body free of toxins. Jalaneti and Kapalbhati keep the sinuses clean, and you feel light and relaxed.

For emotional balance The Yoga Institute pioneered techniques such as Anitya Bhavana & Reflection help improve the memory and Nispandbhava provide emotional calm.

The holistic benefit of Yoga therapy for Parkinson’s include-

  1. Increase motor functions, muscle flexibility and increased range of motion
  2. The circulatory system is benefits
  3. Enhances positive emotions
  4. Improves alertness of mind and memory
  5. Have better balance
  6. Awareness of their gait and less prone to shuffling their feet
  7. Relief from symptoms such as rigidity and fatigue
  8. Improvement in quality of life
  9. Decreasing the fear of falling and risk for injury
  10. Cultivating the ability to engage better in everyday tasks
  11. Increasing the opportunity to socialise and interact with others

 

Yoga therapy for Parkinson’s management can be very recuperative and rejuvenating. It is essential to find a qualified and experienced yoga teacher with an in-depth of knowledge about what works and what does not for individuals with the disease. Also necessary to consult and keep your physician updated about the yoga postures and appropriate exercises.

So is yoga only a complete cure-all? Not quite, Yoga is a preventive holistic way of living. Yoga does not claim to cure any condition. But indeed it is a life-transforming option for more than most people to experience holistic way of living and dealing with Parkinson’s.

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3 Comments
  • Johny Hatch
    Posted at 19:50h, 13 May Reply

    My wife was diagnosed of Parkinson’s Disease at age 49. She had severe calf pain, muscle pain, tremors, slurred speech, frequent falls, loss of balance, difficulty in getting up from sitting position. She was put on Senemet for 6 months and then Siferol was introduced and replaced the Senemet. During this time span she was also diagnosed with dementia. She started having hallucinations, lost touch with reality. This year, our family doctor started her on Natural Herbal Gardens Parkinson’s Disease Herbal mixture, With the help of Natural Herbal Garden natural herbs we have been able to reverse her symptoms using herbs, which i feel has made the most difference. 1 month into the herbal treatment she improved dramatically. At the end of the full treatment course, the disease is totally under control. No case of dementia, hallucination, weakness, muscle pain or tremors. She  turned 56 today. i am glad to get my wife back
    Visit Natural Herbal Gardens website ww w.naturalherbalgardens .com.

  • George
    Posted at 10:39h, 17 May Reply

    HERBS

    Diagnosed last June after almost a year of many, many specialists telling me they had no idea what was wrong. My symptoms were all non-motor, insomnia, leg pain that will not go away, and anxiety issues. Had a DAT scan and that was the test that verified PD.

    Started on Requip, had such bad fatigue that I had to quit that and then started on Sinemet, no changes too. My son purchased PD herbal remedy online from Best Health Herbal Centre. My son said (Best Health Herbal Centre) to him that the herbal remedy will reverse my PD under 6 weeks. So after using the PD herbal remedy for 6 weeks, my PD was totally reversed. No more major fatigue, insomnia is better, leg pain disappeared. I can walk 4 miles now without feeling pain.

    I am 64, was diagnosed at 63. I thought i will die with brain fog and fatigue, but Best Health Herbal Centre saved my life

  • George
    Posted at 10:39h, 17 May Reply

    I am 64, was diagnosed at 63. I thought i will die with brain fog and fatigue, but Best Health Herbal Centre saved my life

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