Multiple Sclerosis: How Yoga Can Ease Symptoms

By
Ram Rao, Ph.D.

Can yoga alleviate symptoms of multiple sclerosis? Research shows that people with multiple sclerosis report improvements in mental, emotional, and physical health after recieving a yoga intervention.  In this article, Dr. Ram Rao examines just how yoga can help manage the symptoms for people with multiple sclerosis.

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To understand the effects of yoga for multiple sclerosis (MS), it's important to first understand the changes the body undergoes in MS.

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