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Yoga Therapy For Stroke Patients At Queen Elizabeth Hospital

QEH Patient Resource Centre and  Andiappan Yoga Community  presents Yoga Therapy workshop for Stroke Patients starting 30th October 2019.

Stroke is a common manifestation of cardiovascular disease that may be influenced by factors similar to those that cause heart disease. Stroke is caused as a result of a lack of oxygen supply to the brain, often the result of obstructed blood flow. A recent study of elderly stroke patients determined that pre-existing cardiac failure adversely influences stroke mortality independent of other epidemiological and neurological variables that affect stroke mortality. Cardiovascular disease is a broad term for many complex processes which result in heart disease, heart failure and stroke.

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, heart disease and stroke were the first (709,894 deaths) and third (166,028 deaths) leading causes of death, respectively, in the United States during 2000.

AYC’s founder Dr. Yogananth Andiappan says many research studies have shown results that starting yoga even long after a stroke can improve the balance and mobility of stroke survivors. Practicing simple therapeutic yoga poses and gentle joint movements, breathing techniques and meditation techniques can boost their confidence and reduced their fear of falling.

The class will be held at Patient Resource Centre, QEH and it runs on every Wednesday 2.30 – 3.30 pm. Certified Yoga Therapy graduates will conduct this yoga therapy session under the direct guidance of Dr. Yogananth Andiappan. AYC Volunteer M/s Cheryl kwan is the project leader.

For more details about this project please visit this link : https://www.yogacommunity.org/our-projects/yoga-therapy-for-stroke-patients-at-qeh/

 

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