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Yoga Tips&Advice

I am 33 and was diagnosed with RRMS in 2016. My physio therapist recently recommended that I give some exercise a try to help with my balance & dizziness and I was thinking of giving yoga a try as I’ve heard a lot of people say this really helps? I just wondered if anyone had any tips/advice for a newbie wanting to give it a go?

  1. Hello priya1988,

    I too have RRMS and have tried yoga. In my humble opinion, it does help, but I also have balance issues and use various supports (tables, chairs, cane) to accomplish certain movements.

    You may be interested in the attached article for more information. I wish you all the best in your decision making.

    Kind regards,
    Christopher, MultipleSclerosis.net team

    https://multiplesclerosis.net/stories/finally-makes-sense-ppms

    1. Priya1988, I started yoga forty years ago shortly after my diagnosis and have been practicing seriously for the last twenty years. I currently attend two Zoom classes per week remotely, and there are literally thousands of yoga videos and apps. I kind of like some of the YouTube videos, and all you'd have to do would be to look for beginning yoga. Try some of the poses for thirty minutes or so. Most classes for the non-beginner run ninety minutes. You want to warm up, try a few poses, cool down and meditate or practice the alluringly titled CORPSE POSE for the last few minutes. It's a lovely way to use your body to build endurance, flexibility and strength. it will not transform your body. You practice yoga with what you have and who you are. But as a way to unify body breath and spirit, there's nothing better. Good luck finding an easy way in, and I wish you all the best!

      1. I had a similar experience in RRMS. The main symptoms that disturbed me were episodic bouts of fatigue and numbness. I was following the tips and effective exercises from my physio. The physical therapy that I'm following was enough for me. Recently may therapist [ https://www.physiomobility.com/vertigo-bppv-toronto-north-york/ ] taught me the effectiveness of Yoga for reducing the symptoms and relaxing our minds. I can say that practicing yoga along with physiotherapy will give you promising benefits.

        1. I am glad you found that it helps, @patrick_shaemes. That is great advice. Thanks for sharing! - Lori (Team Member)

        2. You are welcome.....It's very helpful and I highly recommend you to practice yoga along with your physical exercise. Hope you will find some relaxation after this.

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