Because Parkinson’s can impact the reflexes needed to maintain an upright posture, people with Parkinson’s may feel unstable while standing upright. This postural instability — better known as poor balance and coordination — can make certain physical activities difficult, and it also increases the risk of falling. The good news is that although postural instability is a common Parkinson’s symptom, it can be managed and mitigated with practice. By training your balance frequently, you can improve your postural stability and even regain some of your automatic balance reflexes.
“yoga for Parkinson’s”
Davis Phinney recently sat down with us to talk about how yoga is an ideal exercise for people with Parkinson's. Hear his suggestions for 15- and 30-minute programs, fitting yoga into your day, and why yoga has become for him a "must-do" for his overall health and well-being.