YOGA FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS


About yoga for Multiple Sclerosis


Yoga, meditation and mindfulness can help sufferers cope with the stress of living with multiple sclerosis, and associated depression. 

That's because these practices can work on the hyper vigilant, fight or flight, sympathetic nervous system, redressing the balance so that the parasympathetic nervous system can prevail – calming and restoring, lowering the heart rate and blood pressure, and enabling the possibility of relaxation. 

Clinical studies have pointed to these practices as a helpful treatment for multiple sclerosis; aiding symptom management; reducing the severity of muscular contractions and releasing tight connective tissue. Balance may also be improved, along with stamina and walking speed.


What the clinical studies say


Yoga

  • Improves balance 
  • Improves quality of life 
  • Improves walking speed and endurance 
  • Reduces fatigue
Mindfulness

  • Alleviates depression 
  • Improved symptom management 
  • Improves quality of life 
  • Reduces fatigue