Yoga

 

Yoga can be a valuable part of a PD exercise program:
  • Promotes Promotes conscious awareness of movement and actions (beneficial since automatic motions are affected by PD)
  • Increases awareness of proper body alignment/posture
  • Improves balance with reduced fall risk (supported by numerous studies)
  • Enhances flexibility
  • Affords a greater sense of well-being
  • Offers relaxation, which can help to lessen PD symptoms (tremorrigidity) or manage medication side effects such as dyskinesia
  • Improves breath support and control
  • Helps to build healthy bones through weight-bearing activities (important in fighting osteoporosis)
  • Increases strength, especially in core muscles (abdominals, hips, and back)
See Also: Exercise