Cerebral Palsy is an ailment in human body which makes it more difficult for the brain to direct the movement of body parts. People suffering from cerebral palsy might have difficulty walking, tense muscles and joints or insensitive and frail muscles. Practicing yoga regularly under the guidance of a trained instructor can be beneficial to such people to a great extent.
The high level of stress and rigidity in all the muscles and joints of the body can be improved with the help of Pranayama or deep breathing.
Yoga also helps to provide enough strength to the parts of low muscle tone of body and thus make them stronger.
There are some systematically planned sequences of yoga elongations which help generate additional gaps amid the vertebrae and lessen stress on the disks and nerves which come out of the spine. This in turn helps diminish stress in all the muscles of the body and improves the working of nerves in general. Therefore, the movement and association of various muscles are increased to a great extent which makes the person more self-sufficient. Calming of mind and body is quite important for people with cerebral palsy and can be achieved through Yoga.
The relaxed and regulated movements of yoga help improve posture through relaxation and elongation of muscles around the spine. This is quite beneficial for people with cerebral palsy.
Apart from physical benefits, yoga has mental benefits as well for people suffering from cerebral palsy. It helps to release the anxiety of managing cerebral palsy and self-reliance.
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