Last reply 1 week ago
Yoga anyone? 🧘🏻‍♀️ And a bit of good news…

Hi folks 👋🏻
So I’ve been loving my Yoga recently – I only started a few weeks ago but I’ve found that it really helps to strengthen my legs and improve my balance.
Anyone else find that Yoga helps? If so, it’d be great to know what poses you find help specific symptoms! And how often you practice too?

In other news, I got back behind the wheel yesterday 🚗 🎉 Now that I can feel my feet enough to use the pedals safely, I’m a lot more confident and also more independent ☺️ But I DO need to let the DVLA know about my MS, so I drove to the postbox this morning and posted away my form. Hopefully I hear back from them and will be issued a shiny new medical license to drive around with.

Hope you’ve all had something good happen today 😉 x

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silvana_hansen
1 week ago

Hi @keepsmyelin99 Well, my good news is that I finally got an MRI last Thursday so Neurologist appointment due soon. I am actually excited about being made redundant at work! Sounds crazy, I did want to carry on working as long as poss, but as it is getting harder to do and all my mates are being made redundant, I am happy to go. Never tried yoga before but my physio sent me home with balance exercises and an FES device. Balance is definitely worse now, am thinking about hydrotherapy?


keepsmyelin99
1 week ago

Hi @silvana_hansen ☺️

That’s good news about your appointment! The waiting is usually the worst part so if it comes soon then that’ll be grand!

Also, it’s good(ish) about your work – now you can breathe a sigh of relief and move onto your next steps in life, whatever they may be! You’ll have time to try those exercises, Yoga and maybe some hydrotherapy too. I’ve never tried hydrotherapy really but anything is worth a try. Do let me know how it goes if you try it 🏊‍♀️ x


laura-forde
1 week ago

I do yoga, I do 10 minutes most days and love it. It’s really helped my balance and strength and I really like how i can see progress and improvements. I’ve got two kids and it fits well with managing their days and its not exhausting.


mgriffiths5
1 week ago

Yoga is the one exercise I find most helpful. It helps with my balance, spasticity and mental well-being. I also find it much easier to keep my exercise-up by attending a regular yoga class – the physiotherapy exercises I find very difficult to maintain.

Garth McLean is the yoga for MS guru (he also has MS) – http://thepublicityconnection.com/garth-mclean-brings-yoga-workshop-for-multiple-sclerosis-to-london-in-august/


mgriffiths5
1 week ago

In case of interest, Garth’s workshop schedule (including dates in the UK) is here: https://iymv.org/yoga-workshops/


mgriffiths5
1 week ago

In case of interest, Garth’s workshop schedule (including dates in the UK) is here: https://iymv.org/yoga-workshops/

I promise I am not a promoter!


keepsmyelin99
1 week ago

@laura-forde Yeah it’s so easy to squeeze in whenever you have a spare 10 minutes! I’m loving it and I can see improvements so fast!

Ooh thanks for telling me about Garth @mgriffiths4 – I’ll need to check out the workshops! ☺️

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