Is a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. It damages the myelin Sheath, the material that surrounds and protects your nerve cells. This damage slows down or blocks messages between your brain and your body, leading to the symptoms of MS.
A warrior, by definition, is a person who shows great vigor and courage. This word is often associated with the MS community because these are traits of people who live with MS.
YOGA AND MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
How can yoga help manage multiple sclerosis?
Living in a body affected by MS may be uncomfortable or even painful. Everyday tasks can be difficult. For people with MS, yoga may be a gentle and effective way form of exercise.
Practicing yoga can give you tools to help manage everyday tasks that include balancing to stand or walk, strengthening and alignment for standing up and sitting down in a chair, toilet or bed and core strength for everything you do. The relaxing benefits of yoga may also help manage the unique challenges of MS such as lying in an MRI machine for extended periods of time, receiving injections or infusions, staying calm during an exacerbation and focusing when meeting with your health care providers.
FACTS and DEFINITION of MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
- Multiple sclerosis(MS) is a condition that results from damage to myelin, the tissues surrounding nerves of the brain and spinal cord.
- Damage to the mylelin is a result of an autoimmune disease in which the body produces an immune response against its own tissues.
- Multiple Sclerosis is more common in women than in men.
- Symptoms and signs of MS are extremely variable and range from mild to severe.