In recent years, increased attention has been drawn to the numerous mental, physical, and emotional benefits of yoga. Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years and today, a growing body of scientific evidence has begun to confirm the multitude of benefits that have long been touted by its practitioners.
Perhaps one of yoga’s best features is that it can be enjoyed by people of all ages and ability levels—including people living with MS. The benefits of yoga for people with MS may include improved balance and coordination, greater strength and flexibility, decreased fatigue, an increased ability to manage stress, and an improved sense of well-being. Adaptive Yoga for MS combines breathing exercises with a series of gentle stretching poses that are carefully adapted by a certified yoga instructor to meet the needs of each individual. Props such as chairs and folded towels are often used make each pose as comfortable as possible. Yoga is especially recommended for people with MS because it is relaxing and noncompetitive, and its benefits can be experienced when poses are held for as little as five seconds!
For more information about our Yoga for MS program, please contact us at 800-344-4867 (option 1).