Friday, August 3, 2012

Yoga for Stroke Survivors

According to an article in Time Magazine, a regular yoga practice has not only been able to better the balance in stroke survivors, but increase their confidence and provide a higher quality of living. Participants even wished they had begun yoga earlier to decrease the stress they experienced with the effects of having a stroke.

Author Alexandra Sifferlin writes: "That yoga practice was associated with both psychological and physical benefits didn’t surprise the study authors. 'I think that yoga was so beneficial because it is complex and includes the mind and the body, and helps to coordinate movements and breathing,' says Dr. Schmid. 'Many of the [participants] stated they wished they had done this type of intervention while in the hospital or just earlier in their life. They were able to use the breathing and meditation to help decrease stress.'

1 comment:

  1. i love that you are advocating yoga for all types of people who need healing. i'm doing the same for young girls at with befitchickॐ ( could we put a link to this article on your page? let me know (: