Yoga Module for Parkinson's Disease
We are delighted to share this new study with you, therefore, which developed and validated an integrated yoga module for Parkinson's Disease.
Parkinson's disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time. The cause is unknown, and although there is presently no cure, there are treatment options such as medication and surgery to manage its symptoms.
Parkinson’s involves the malfunction and death of vital nerve cells in the brain, called neurons. Parkinson's primarily affects neurons in an area of the brain called the substantia nigra. Some of these dying neurons produce dopamine, a chemical that sends messages to the part of the brain that controls movement and coordination. As Parkinson's progresses, the amount of dopamine produced in the brain decreases, leaving a person unable to control movement in their usual way.
Previous studies have reported the beneficial role of yoga in alleviating the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease; however, a validated yoga module for Parkinson's is, as yet, unavailable. We are delighted to share this new study with you, therefore, which developed and validated an integrated yoga module for Parkinson's Disease :)
The integrated yoga module was prepared after a thorough review of classical yoga texts and previous findings. Twenty experienced yoga experts, who fulfilled the inclusion criteria, were selected to validate the content. A total of 28 practices were included. Data analysis revealed that of the 28 practices, 21 exhibited significant content validity. Researchers concluded that the integrated yoga module is valid for Parkinson's Disease. Further studies are now needed to determine the feasibility and efficacy of the developed module....so if any of you are budding researchers out there.....!