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The Healing Powers Of Yoga For Mind, Body, And Soul: How Stretches And Poses Can Help Heal A Wounded Brain

| Apr 28, 2015 | Brain Injuries

A new treatment option for traumatic brain injury has begun to take off in the United States.

So, what does this new treatment entail?

Is it surgical? Therapeutic? Medicinal? Expensive?

No…It’s Yoga!

Yoga is a full body exercise that not only strengthens muscles but also engages the brain. As a result, TBI victims can use poses and stretches to experience the relaxing and strengthening benefits they need in their recovery. Whether it be focusing on balance or being able to voluntarily point their toes when they want to, these exercises promote neurological stimulation.  

Although you should always check with your doctor before beginning any type of treatment following a TBI, the Brain Injury Alliance advocates yoga as a viable care option for TBI victims. Besides sculpting lean, strong muscles, and naturally realigning the spine, yoga offers TBI survivors a chance to eliminate stress and positively reconnect with their bodies and once again become comfortable with their own movements.

Benefits of Yoga for Brain Injury Treatment

In addition to helping victims regain control over their bodies, yoga is also an extremely cost-effective treatment. Many brain treatments and therapies can cost upwards of $1,000 per session; however, you can do yoga at home for just the cost of a DVD. Other benefits of yoga for TBI patients include:

  • Improving balance
  • Focusing concentration
  • Enhancing coordination
  • Stimulating the brain and communication neurons
  • Strengthening the body
  • Helping to regain self-esteem

How Do You Feel About Using Yoga to Strengthen Your Mind, Body, and Soul?

Have you experienced a traumatic brain injury? Do you think practicing yoga could help your injury? Would you be willing to try it, if it could mean a faster recovery? Share your opinions and allow others to benefit from your thoughts. A few sentences can go a long way to help others.

Feel free to read our own client testimonials to reassure yourself that there’s hope. Come see how we’ve helped others like you get the treatment, compensation, and hope they deserve for the future.