Gentle Yoga Multiple Sclerosis

Gentle Yoga Multiple Sclerosis

Book - 2012
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"<b>Utilize the Benefits of Gentle Yoga to Relieve Your Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis</b> Over 2.5 million people are currently afflicted with multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system. While there is currently no cure for multiple sclerosis, maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and regular physical activity can help in managing symptoms. Yoga is now recognized as an excellent practice for those with multiple sclerosis because it is a low-impact activity that can easily be modified for individuals with varying ranges of mobility. <b>Gentle Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis</b> shows you how to integrate yoga into your exercise routine to improve your overall health and well-being. Yoga postures release muscular tension, helping to aid movement while also increasing balance, strength, and flexibility. Additionally, breathing techniques encourage better circulation and meditation practice enhances alertness and concentration. <b>Gentle Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis</b> also includes: - An overview of the causes and symptoms of multiple sclerosis - Helpful diet and lifestyle tips to reduce symptoms - An introductory guide to understanding the benefits of yoga - Important precautions to ensure safety during yoga practice Whether you are experiencing mild multiple sclerosis symptoms or are cur-rently using a wheelchair, <b>Gentle Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis</b> is your complete guide to creating a customized yoga practice specifically for your needs. The Gentle Yoga series seeks to promote the many beneficial effects of yoga exercise in the treatment of specific diseases. The exercises are clearly illustrated, safe, and tailored to your condition. Each book in the series also provides an overview of the disease as well as other lifestyle tips to improve overall health and daily functioning"-- Provided by publisher.
"Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system that strikes approximately 400,000 Americans each year. Those with MS often suffer from symptoms including weakness, lack of coordination, dizziness, and decline in motor skills. The cause of MS is unknown and there is currently no cure, but physical activity and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is key to managing symptoms. Yoga is now recognized as an excellent practice for a wide segment of the MS population. Gentle Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) features yoga-based exercises specifically designed to maximize the benefits of yoga for those with MS symptoms. The first part of the book provides an overview of MS and clearly explains the benefits of yoga for addressing a wide variety of symptoms. The benefits of yoga are threefold; yoga postures release muscular tension, helping to aid movement, and increase balance, strength, and flexibility. Breathing techniques encourage better circulation, and meditation practice enhances alertness and concentration"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Hobart, N.Y. : Hatherleigh Press, c2012
ISBN: 9781578263707
Branch Call Number: 616.834 SAN
616.834 SAN
Characteristics: 87 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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