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   Posted 9/27/2007 5:28 AM (GMT -7)   
has anyone experienced changes in their ms by doing yoga? i will be taking part in a study by someone from nyu. she says it will be mostly meditation rather than movement. looking forward to trying it. something has to help! linda

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   Posted 9/27/2007 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Linda!!

Good to see u!! I've heard good results with yoga as a form of exercise/stretching, but not anything directly related to the meditation. I'd imagine getting u'r mind focused on ways to relax or somehow to move away from the worries and stresses of having ms would be beneficial, but i'm not sure i'd contribute any particuliar change in ms the disease to this. I'm sorry, no personal experience, but just a bit of opinion. The mind and body DO work together in such amazing ways, so i wouldn't totally discount it, but i also wouldn't totally rely on it either. Best wishes to u and please let us know how this goes. U'r right...something has to help....and this doesn't seem like a bad idea!
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   Posted 9/28/2007 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Linda,
    I think it's a great idea and worth a try to see what it does for you.  Meditation can be a great way to focus the mind and keep the stress level down.  My husband meditates a lot, mostly to try to deal with the amount of pain he has and it really does help.  Indirectly I think it's a great tool to use personally.  Good luck and let us know what you think should you decide to try it.
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   Posted 10/2/2007 9:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been practicing yoga (with meditation) for a while now and I find that it helps in several ways. It's a great way to stretch my muscles and to relax my body as well as my mind. It helps my muscle tone and helps to center my mind and foster calm, helping to give an overall feeling of well being. I don't know that any of these things directly affect my MS, but it certainly helps me manage it much easier. When I feel good, I can cope.

Good luck with the study. It sounds great! Keep us posted for sure!

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