Yoga Meditation Benefits For Stroke Rehabilitation

The devastating effects of a stroke can be very difficult to recover from, but recent studies have demonstrated that yoga meditation benefits those individuals with a speedier and improved level of recovery. In as little as 8 weeks, there were noticeable improvements in those participants employing yoga techniques to improve their motor stability and strength. A short article appearing in Physical Therapy Products Online that was originally sourced from Indiana University describes the study.

Yoga Meditation Benefits For Stroke Rehabilitation

Participants of a recent study about the value of adapted yoga for stroke rehabilitation reportedly demonstrated improved balance and flexibility, a stronger and faster gait, and increased strength and endurance after an 8-week

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Yoga meditation benefits patients who are recovering from a stroke. Photo by Polka Dot Images c/o Photos.Com.

program. The findings from two new analyses of the study were presented at a recent meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in San Francisco.

The original article can be read here:

Yoga meditation benefits practitioners with enhanced neuro-plasticity and is what is probably contributing to these stroke patients’ improved recoveries. Because the brain and nervous system are very “plastic”, meaning they can remodel and reconnect themselves at the cellular level, certain types of activities will accelerate that remodeling. Yoga meditation is one such powerful activity. Through the practice of yoga, the brain can re-wire itself around some or much of the damage from the stroke, which helps to restore more normal nervous system functioning.

Do you know anyone who has had a stroke? Why not share this article with a friend or a relative, and have them share it especially with their doctor. It might make a big difference.

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Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted — in body, mind, and heart — and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow — or we begin to flow more in our lives.

                                                                                  — Cybele Tomlinson

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