A research study at The Expanding Light Retreat that looked at the effects of a comprehensive, 4-month Ananda Yoga program was recently published in the International Journal of Yoga Therapy.  24 people with MS participated in an intensive Ananda Yoga training, followed by 17 weeks of home practice that included Energization Exercises, Ananda Yoga postures, affirmations, pranayama, deep relaxation, and meditation.  Participants showed significant improvements in functional strength, balance, and respiratory capacity, and a trend toward improved mental health and quality of life outcomes.

Coleman Salgado


Read the abstract or full article. Effects of a 4-month Ananda Yoga Program on Physical and Mental Health Outcomes for Persons With Multiple Sclerosis, by Bryan Salgado, author of the study.

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