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Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis

Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis

A Practical Guide for People with MS and Yoga Teachers

Garth McLean. Foreword by Hart C.M. Cohen, M.D., FRCPC

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Enhancing the physical and mental health of people with Multiple Sclerosis through key postures and breathing techniques, this guide shows how to manage specific symptoms of MS. It also provides advice on getting started with and maintaining a yoga practice, safety, and discussion on diet and nutrition, lifestyle and meditation.
Published by Singing Dragon
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Paperback / softback
2020, 9.02in x 5.98in / 229mm x 152mm, 352pp
ISBN: 9781787753006

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By providing an overview of key yoga postures and basic breathing techniques, this book demonstrates how people with Multiple Sclerosis can manage symptoms, and create a regular yoga practice in order to enhance physical and mental wellbeing.

The book includes photos to demonstrate the yoga poses, as well as case studies and testimonials that depict the benefits and impact of a regular practice that can be carried out at home with minimal equipment or household objects. There is also advice on safety, diet and nutrition, and meditation practices.

Suitable for beginner and continuing level yoga students, Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis is the perfect guide for those wishing to harness the therapeutic power of yoga, as well as for yoga teachers looking for ways to support their students.


'Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis looks like many other Iyengar-based books: detailed instructions, many photos, adaptations, and of course, props. The magic is McLean's uses of his embodied theater sensibility to bring the reader into the lived experience of MS. What a treasure for students and professionals to glimpse the ups and downs of yoga and MS in a way that breathes life into a powerful guide that's not just for MS, but every yoga practice.'
- Matthew J. Taylor, PT, PhD, C-IAYT, director of SmartSafeYoga, past president of IAYT, and international pain and yoga safety expert.


By (author): Garth McLean
Foreword by: Hart C.M. Cohen