DMRF Canada hosted a 3rd virtual/online modified yoga session for people with Dystonia. Yoga instructor, Jaya, led this relaxing session over Zoom.
Recommendations for the session: If possible, use a non-slip surface placed near a wall, a chair, and any yoga blocks or a couple of cushions if available.
From the instructor: “After you finish your practice, I suggest taking your time in transitioning to your other activities as the nervous system will be quite settled. Make sure to hydrate with lots of water and electrolytes."
Yoga is more than mere exercise. It is a profound life tool to support engaged and conscious living while providing innumerable benefits to the body. Yogatonia is a safe workshop for individuals with Dystonia in which a variety of practices will be experienced. Gentle yoga postures are designed to strengthen, stabilize, and relax the body. Breathing techniques and meditation will soothe the mind and calm the nervous system. Your guide will offer modifications for all exercises to help tailor the class to your unique needs.
Jaya has been working with people with dystonia in Edmonton from the Prana Yoga Studio.
"Yoga changed my life both when I began practicing over 20 years ago and through the collective years spent in quietude paying attention to my inner environment. Teaching in the holistic practice of Akhanda Yoga for the past 14 years has been a privilege through which I have worked with individuals to engage their hearts with their lives while witnessing the growth and shift into freedom as the fruit of exploring the mind. I am dedicated to a daily meditation and conscious movement practice and maintain a commitment to both utilize and share these profound life tools. Four children have graced me with their presence and teach me masterfully and comically. I invite students to share with me in the release of suffering and dive into our liberation. Mind/body/soul." - Jaya
Thanks to the generous support of the Edmonton Dystonia Support Group and Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals.