The Book of Exercise and Yoga for Those with Multiple Sclerosis: A Program to Improve Balance and Manage Symptoms of Pain and Fatigue
This book based on the author’s experience outlines a comprehensive program specifically geared to those with Multiple Sclerosis. This book covers a wide variety of movement therapies such as range of motion exercises, low to no-impact aerobics, strength training, and yoga. This book is unique in that it offers many movement techniques that are specifically geared to and helpful for those with MS. The exercises are all explained in detail utilizing safe body mechanics and are illustrated in standing, holding onto a chair, seated (on a physioball or chair), and floor variations to accommodate a wide variety of abilities. Included in each chapter is information on how these techniques can be adjusted for those dealing with MS along with tips to avoid common issues such as overheating and fatigue. Each chapter includes brief explanations on how each movement technique physiologically affects the body and how they will help you improve and maintain better health. The strength training chapter also includes simple muscle diagrams to educate readers about which muscle group(s) they are targeting. The yoga section includes exercises aimed at improving balance, posture, and joint range of motion. This book also provides information on diaphragmatic breathing, stress management and instruction in four different types of relaxation/meditation techniques. If you are looking for a complete program to help you manage your health and enhance your quality of life, then this book is for you.