Parkinson’s Disease

Teaching Yoga to Students with Parkinson’s Disease

By Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 Yoga instructors, working with students that have Parkinson's disease, must respect the limitations and goals of these individuals. As with any number of physical and neurological ailments, the effective postures and routines will vary. As a general rule, asana practice might require modifications, props, extra support, or assisting for students [...]

Teaching Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease

By Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 Parkinson's disease affects motor and speech skills and is characterized by muscle rigidity and tremors. This degenerative disease is also chronic, meaning life long and progressively crippling. People with Parkinson's disease appear stooped and move slowly as the disease progresses. Age is a factor, as is evidenced by a great [...]

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