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Yoga Therapy for Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis

by Jean Danford Singing Dragon
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Pbk 288 pages
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Yoga is an extremely beneficial therapy for ameliorating physical symptoms of both Parkinson's disease (PD) and multiple sclerosis (MS), and improving emotional wellbeing through breathing, asana, relaxation and meditation.


Outlining each condition, its pathology, treatment and its impact on the lives of those affected, the book describes how yoga practice can be tailored to meet the specific needs of those w ith PD and MS, by improving mobility, balance, strength and              wellbeing. Postures are categorised by their useful application, such as joint mobilising, balance and stability, stretching, alongside guidance on how to identify what is needed. Descriptions of yoga movements are accompanied by illustrations throughout, along with sample lesson plans and the personal testimonies of those who have experienced the benefits first hand.


Ideal for yoga therapists and yoga teachers w orking with people w ith PD or MS, as well as students of the practice, it will also be of interest to practitioners w orking w ith beginner client groups and those with limited mobility.

Foreword. 1. My Experience. 2. An Exploration of the Holistic Yoga Approach and How it Can Help. 3. Practical Section. 4. Sample Lesson Plans. 5. Personal Stories and Class Experiences.

Jean Danford's book on yoga therapy for Parkinson's Disease and MS is a valuable resource for both yoga teachers/therapists and those dealing with these conditions. This is a comprehensive text that provides sound, easy to understand information on these conditions, along with a well-balanced background on yoga as it is applied therapeutically and a number of yoga therapy protocols for dealing with these two conditions. Jean has found an ideal balance between providing the scientific, factual information and allowing the material to be accessible to those who are not versed in technical reading. Furthermore, the inclusion of a number of personal stories, will help readers better relate to those dealing with these conditions and the role yoga therapy can play in their wellbeing.
Jean Danford is a registered yoga therapist and Founder and Principal of the Real Yoga training school. She is an accrediting officer for British Council for Yoga Therapy and has diplomas in Postural Integration, Healing and a Cert FE. She has worked with client groups affected by Parkinson's disease for approximately 10 years, with the support of the Parkinson's UK charity.