Diabetes affects millions of people worldwide. Diabetes is estimated to have resulted in 1.5 to 4.9 million deaths a year. It is being hailed as the next health time bomb. There is growing body of evidence showing that yoga can help to prevent and manage some forms of the disease.
MS affects more than 2.5 million people worldwide. It usually occurs in young adults aged between 20 and 40. It is far more common in women. There is no cure for MS.
When I qualified as a physiotherapist — all those years ago —
we were taught that exercise was not good for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). In my heart of hearts, I was never very comfortable with that because it has always been my belief that keeping people moving (regardless of their health problems) had to ultimately be good for body and mind. Well, according to some recent studies I am now delighted to tell you that I was right and yoga is promising to be helpful for MS sufferers. Here’s why…