Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Yoga and you...

I've never had the patience for getting interested in yoga. But perhaps I should look at this again. Who couldn't use improving balance? And while my stroke didn't leave marked physical changes, many stroke survivors struggle in regaining balance.

WebMD, among others, reported recently that yoga improves balance after stroke:

"It's an exciting thing," says study researcher Arlene Schmid, PhD. "People can improve their balance years after a stroke. They can change their brain and change their body. They are not stuck with what they have."
The study is published in the journal Stroke.
Schmid is a rehabilitation research scientist at Roudebush Veterans Administration-Medical Center and Indiana University in Indianapolis. For the study, her team recruited 47 stroke survivors who'd had strokes more than six months ago. Seventy-five percent of them were male veterans, including veterans of World War II.

1 comment:

Amy said...

I recommend looking into Kundalini yoga.