Yoga & Multiple Sclerosis 

March is MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Awareness Month. While the search goes on to find a cure, yoga can help patients with MS:

  • improve balance
  • increase range of motion, stability & coordination
  • lessen fatigue
  • promote better quality of life (QoL)
  • promote the inner calm.
  • reduce handicap & disability
  • strengthen muscles

RESOURCES

BOOKS

The Principles and Practice of Yoga and Healthcare ~ Sat Bir Singh Khalsa

Yoga as Medicine ~Timothy McCall MD
Yoga Rx ~Larry Payne PhD & Dr Richard Usatine

STUDIES

Garrett M  et al. Exercise in the community for people with minimal gait impairment due to Multiple Sclerosis (MS): an assessor-blind RCT. Mult Scler. 2013;19(6):782–789
Hogan N et al. The effect of community exercise interventions for people with MS who use bilateral support for gait. Mult Scler Int. 2014;2014:109142
Oken BS et al. RCT of yoga & exercise in MS. Neurology. 2004;62(11):2058–2064