Yoga for the Alzheimer’s Patient
- 26 September, 2017
Anyone doing a quick google search about yoga can learn immediately about its benefits on the mind, body, and soul. Of course, yoga has also been proven to be effective for Alzheimer’s sufferers. While yoga might not seem like much from an outsider’s perspective, it helps to improve overall health and wellness of the ‘yogi’.
- Yoga and the Thyroid Gland. The thyroid gland helps the body to maintain the body’s metabolic rate. Seniors oftentimes experience unwanted weight gain that can easily be managed by working efficiently to reset a healthy metabolism. It is said that yoga can help to activate the thyroid gland.
- Yoga and the GI tract. Other instances that encourage weight gain are conditions of the gastrointestinal tract. Some of these conditions include Ulcerative colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Crohn’s disease. Yoga can help to improve the symptoms associated with these conditions. Along with the intestines, yoga helps to promote a healthy liver. The liver is important for elimination and cleanliness of the GI tract. A healthy liver can help a patient to kick cravings.
- Anxiety. Many people who suffer from anxiety swear by yoga. The poses combined with the breathing often allows people to center themselves instead of living in their head. It is also common for those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease to have anxieties. Yoga poses reduce stress and promote relaxation.