DOI: 10.5176/2251-1865_CBP13.54

Authors: Weili Chan, Maarten A. Immink

Abstract:

Due to large variances in response to traditional rehabilitation for mental and physical health symptoms of motor impaired neurological patients, other approaches using complementary and alternative medicine are being explored. Yoga has been increasingly popular for use in the clinical setting for this population. This review illustrates the benefits of yoga and key recommendations of implementing such a program for motor impaired neurological patients.

Keywords: Neurological disorders; Yoga; Meditation; Pranayama; Breathing; Asana; Mental health; Stroke; Parkinson’s disease; Multiple Sclerosis; Alzheimer’s disease; Spinal Cord Injuries; Depression; Anxiety; Mood disorders; Physical function; Motor impairments.

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