Below, you will find a daily practice themed around the needs of those working with Parkinson’s disEase*. It is also really nice for overall balance and aging in general. It is a short practice focused on BIG movements to help maintain easeful movement (balance and control). It includes a breathing practice that supports the throat/voice and helps to quiet and calm the mind.
This practice offers a few different movements to play with and explore to find what might be helpful to you and your needs. It is really supportive and gentle and designed for someone who has never done yoga, so don’t be worried that it might be “too complicated” or “hard”.
Other Tips that might be helpful for Parkinson’s:
- Daily Walks if possible, especially outside in fresh air.
- Practice BIG movements. Big arm and leg circles. Reaching and lengthening through the whole body.
- Cultivate a practice of calming the mind (meditation, journaling, breath-work, prayer, etc.).
- Breathing practices that support the vocal cords and throat (like the bumblebee breath used in this video) or singing.
This practice (and the tips) were made with someone specific in mind, so some of the offering may or may not work for your needs. Everyone is unique and special, with unique and special needs. We agreed to post it because it might be really helpful to others.
If you’d like a practice tweaked more to your specific needs or built around the things in this video that were helpful (or not helpful), please reach out. I will be offering individuated daily yoga practice videos soon (15-20 minutes or less). This practice is part of the “test run” of these future classes. More information will arrive soon. In the meantime, enjoy this practice and look for others to pop up here in the future.
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*This is not a substitute for medical care. This practice is a personal home practice and not a substitute for learning with a qualified yoga teacher. Please check with your health care provider before beginning any new practice.