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Yoga and Parkinson's Disease


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Table of Contents

Section I: The Importance of Yoga for People with Parkinson's Disease:; 1. How Can Yoga Help Manage Your Parkinson's Disease?; 2. Current Research on Parkinson's Disease and Yoga; 2. Peggy's Story; Section II: Getting Started:; 4. What You Need to Use This Book; 5. How to Prepare for Yoga: Environment, Eating, Clothing, Time, Water; 6. Yoga Principles; Section III: Yoga for Parkinson's:; 7. Poses for Better Circulation; 8. Strengthening Back and Body; 9.Asanas to Increase Flexibility; 10.Neck, Shoulder, and Arms; 11.Restorative Asanas, Savasana, and Pranayama; 12.Advanced Practice; 13.Breathwork, Meditation, Visualization, and Manifestation; 14.daily Living Through Yoga; Section IV: Useful Information:; Conclusion; Resources; Index.

About the Author

Peggy van Hulsteyn is an accomplished author and speaker who has practiced yoga for over four decades. She was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 12 years ago and since then has channelled her skills in writing and promotion toward the cause of bringing greater awareness to PD.

Barbara Gage is a Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, with training from the Kripalu Yoga Institute in Lenox, Massachusetts. Her classes feature the classical yoga postures, meditation, breathing practices and reading from the sanskrit texts. She has been a yoga teacher for 35 years.

Connie Fisher has studied yoga with Gary Kraftsow, founder of the American Viniyoga Institute. She is a Doctor of Oriental medicine, a massage therapist, and since 2008, a Viniyoga Instructor. In 2012 she became certified in Yoga Therapy from the American Viniyoga Institute in California.

Scott Sherman, MD, PhD.


"In this kind and instructive book, Peggy van Hulsteyn shares her struggles with Parkinson's disease and how the practice of yoga has eased her path. With compassion, humor, and a hard fought perspective, she has written an inspiring book and seeks to provide a practical guide to others in coping with Parkinson's disease." - US Senator Tom Udall. "A must-read for the recently diagnosed or people at any stage of Parkinson's disease. Her practical tips and well-explained poses will help anyone with Parkinson's explore ways to live as fully as possible. Van Hulsteyn guides the reader living with the disease to view yoga as a healing practice that will increase flexibility and mobility." -Joyce Oberdorf, president and CEO, National Parkinson Foundation

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