Best Life

Chair Yoga for Mobility and Balance

Living Your BEST LIFE with Superficial Siderosis

Our readers living with Superficial siderosis should be aware that living your best life means you need to look beyond simply treating the symptoms. Both your physical and mental health will benefit. By moving towards a healthier diet, exercising to your personal limits, and managing any other coexisting medical issues, you increase your chance of positively affecting your wellbeing. Conversely, smoking, an unhealthy diet, and little to no exercise increase the risk of aggravating your SS symptoms and speeding the disorder’s progression. This is the second installment of our BEST LIFE Series.

Chair Yoga for Mobility and Balance

Chair yoga is a modified practice using a chair as a prop to make yoga accessible for those who lack the balance or mobility to move easily through a traditional yoga sequence. Most traditional poses make the transition very well. Yoga has many benefits. Improving your flexibility helps reduce chronic pain, working on strength will help your balance, and being mindful of breathing will help reduce stress.

Natalie Marnica from SMYoga guides you through a 58-minute program of breathing, movement, and exercises designed to maintain mobility and improve your mental wellbeing. It is accessible for people who use assistive or wheelchairs. No yoga experience is needed. The National Ataxia Foundation sponsored this webinar. Closed Captioning is available in the controls.

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  1. I participate a “stretch-tone-balance” class utilizing chairs if needed twice a week. It makes a huge difference in how I feel and move around. Durning the COVID-19 shut down i felt a quite  difference.

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