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kw

what r the mental benefits?

Kay Russell

For Debbie,

With MS I'd say, always underplay the postures - there's always tomorrow. Your health permitting, keep up a daily routiine of postures. Everybody has a final point they can reach; for some that's further than others, but you won't know how far that is until you've been banging on the door or a posture for some years. Gradual progression, which keeps your body curious and keen, not threatened, is the best route, and not just for those with MS.

VH

In my experience (I've practiced and studied Kundalini, Ashtanga, and Iyengar), Iyengar is the way to go. The teachers have the training and the experience to work with you to so that you can learn the proper alignment of the poses to reap the maximum benefits on a physical level and deeper. They also know modifications and when to push you and when to not, like with forward bends as you mentioned. IYNAUS.org to find a teacher.

VH

In my experience (I've practiced and studied Kundalini, Ashtanga, and Iyengar), Iyengar is the way to go. The teachers have the training and the experience to work with you to so that you can learn the proper alignment of the poses to reap the maximum benefits on a physical level and deeper. They also know modifications and when to push you and when to not, like with forward bends as you mentioned. IYNAUS.org to find a teacher.

Debbie

I am a beginning yoga student and am very inflexible I also have MS which gives me some spasticity. What is the best yoga to practice(iyengar vs astangavs....)? and sice I can't go very far in the positions such as forward bend do I curve spine to bend more, bend knees to bend more or just go as far as I can in the correct pose, try to hold it there and hope the next time I do it I will go further?

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