How does seated yoga help Multiple Sclerosis? Find out at Seated Yoga at Rocket City Multiple Sclerosis Support on 8-21-18.
Yoga is a wonderful, but gentle form of exercise and there are many reasons for someone with multiple sclerosis to try it. Pam Herdy will conduct a Seated Yoga at Rocket City Multiple Sclerosis Support and you won’t want to miss! Pam Herdy has extensive experience with both yoga and working with people with physical challenges. She is a nurse practitioner and who has worked in rehabilitation settings for over 20 years. Pam’s calm demeanor and proficient teaching skills make her seated yoga class especially enjoyable.
The main reason yoga is so beneficial is because it increases strength, improve coordination, increase balance and even promote a calmer lifestyle. Yoga is very adaptive and many of the exercises can be done no matter where you are. It can be as simple as doing a breathing exercise while waiting at the doctor’s office! The peaceful benefit can help you stay calm in stressful situations such as waiting in line or even laying still in an MRI machine. The goals of yoga are very simple and include improved breathing, posture, balance and better alignment of the body. Yoga helps with the everyday tasks of life like standing, waking, sitting, and even going to the bathroom.
Another benefit of yoga is that it can provide an improvement in overall pain and soreness. Because Yoga requires focus with deep breathing, it produces pain reducing effects of body relaxation and stress reduction.
If you are interested with starting yoga exercise, make sure you find a qualified instructor who is familiar with your condition and is adept at modifying the exercises to accommodate your specific needs. To give it a try, join us for Seated Yoga at Rocket City Multiple Sclerosis Support on 8-21-18 at 6:00 at Therapy Achievements at CCI. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month and have a topic of interest to MS, food, and time to talk and make friends.
Therapy Achievements is dedicated to helping people with physical, cognitive and visual limits re-gain function and reach their potential. We provide programs for Nuero Rehab, Ortho Rehab, Driving Rehab and Lymphedema. By providing out-patient physical, occupational and speech therapy services, we help people maximize their independence and reach their potential.