Yoga for Epilepsy
About yoga for epilepsy
Stress can increase seizure activity in epileptics.
Asana (physical postures), meditation and pranayama (breathing techniques) can relax the body and mind, reducing levels of the stress hormone cortisol, lowering the heart rate and blood pressure, and calming an overworked nervous system.
Clinical studies suggest that yoga and meditation can significantly reduce stress, decrease seizure frequency, give epilepsy sufferers more sense of control over their condition, and improve their quality of life, thus making them useful additions to epilepsy treatment.
What the clinical studies say
- Improves quality of life
- Reduction in seizure duration
- Significant decrease in seizure frequency
- Significant improvement in parasympathetic parameters
- Improved EEG management
- Improved seizure control
- Reduces stress
- Significant improvement in Visual Contrast Sensitivity (VCS)
the clinical studies