About Yoga Therapy for MS Over 2,300,000 people around the world have MS. Most patients are diagnosed in their 30s, two-thirds are women and although a lot of progress has been achieved in understanding the mechanisms of MS, no cure has yet been found. Exercising with balance issues Whether you suffer from vertigo or feel unsteady on your feet because of poor coordination and/or muscle weakness, this can have a significant impact on your day-to-day life. Although exercising can help, we tend to feel nervous or apprehensive when our balance is poor. Exercising with PMS As a yoga teacher, I’ve worked with a number of people diagnosed with a progressive form of MS who have hugely benefitted from breathing, stretching and strengthening exercises as well as meditation. Exercise & bladder symptoms No, exercise is not a miraculous cure for everything, and doing 10 yoga triangle poses a day will not solve all your problems. But yoga does other useful tools to keep your pelvic floor and bladder healthy. Stretches to improve spasticity Imagine that someone stands in front of you and gives you a very heavy box. As you take the box, your biceps contract and your triceps relax so you don’t drop the heavy box on your toes. This happens automatically thanks to two sensory receptors… Continue reading Stretches to improve spasticity Putting yourself first Today, I’ve come across an article online with the following key message: “if the demands upon you are making you feel overwhelmed, anxious, …, if your work-life balance is unfairly skewed away from quality time with yourself, your family, your inter… Continue reading Putting yourself first Let’s yawn together Let’s be honest: are you tired of me going on about the benefits of yoga and exercise? For a change, I’m going to encourage you to…. yawn!Yes, that’s right. I’m talking about this involuntary wide opening of the mouth, with a deep inhale through… Continue reading Let’s yawn together Are you overthinking? Have you ever been told that you’re overthinking? What exactly do we mean by that? I’ve come across an article suggesting that there are three forms of overthinking. The first two -worrying over the future & ruminating over the past… Continue reading Are you overthinking?