Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease

earth-summer-garden-tableYoga is one holistic method that, used as therapy, can help people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) maintain balance, posture, mobility, strength, and flexibility. Yoga can improve balance and reduce fears associated with falling. Yoga can help people with PD to be mobile and continue walking. Yoga can help with lower body strength and flexibility. And yoga can improve a person’s mood and outlook on life, which directly impacts the body’s nervous system. The calming effects of yoga may lesson perceived stress, enhance relaxation, and improve sleep quality for those with PD.