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    The June/July 2016 issue of Neurology Now includes some useful exercises for improving balance. There are good illustrations.

    http://journals.lww.com/neurologynow...tom_of.18.aspx
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    Link doesn't work. So I added letter j to "our las" which brought up the neuro journal but not the article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBS1951 View Post
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    Link doesn't work. So I added letter j to "our las" which brought up the neuro journal but not the article.
    Isn't this it?

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    Thanks for calling that to my attention! I've fixed the link. I usually check them but was definitely not on the ball this time.

    Thanks for providing the link, Vicky!
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    Thanks for the article and exercises depicted. Balance, as all of us here know, is so important. Strength in legs is also important.
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    Good article thanks.
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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27299568

    Int Rev Psychiatry.
    2016 Jun 14:1-10. [Epub ahead of print]

    Immediate effect of two yoga-based relaxation techniques on cognitive functions in patients suffering from relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis: A comparative study.

    Bhargav P1, Bhargav H1, Raghuram N2, Garner C3.


    Abstract
    Cognitive impairment (CI) is an important feature of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Yogic relaxation techniques have been found useful in improving various cognitive domains in health and disease.

    Eighteen subjects (13 females) in the age range of 51.5  12.72 years with the diagnosis of RRMS by a neurologist (McDonald Criteria 2010) since last 18.16  12.59 years were recruited into the study from a neuro-rehabilitation centre in Germany.

    Assessments were done before and immediately after two randomly allocated 30-min sessions of yogic relaxation: Cyclic Meditation (CM) and SR (supine rest or shavasana). Assessments were done for attention, psychomotor performance, information processing speed, executive functions, and immediate and delayed recall using standard psychometric tools.

    RMANOVA was applied to analyse the data using SPSS version 10. Both CM and SR sessions improved scores on Digit Symbol Substitution Test (DSST) (p < 0.01) and Auditory Verbal Learning Test (AVLT) (p < 0.05).

    There was a significantly better performance in Trail Making Test (TMT)-A and forward digit span (FDS) after CM as compared to SR (p < 0.01). Yogic relaxation techniques may have an immediate enhancing effect on processing speed, psychomotor performance, and recall of RRMS patients. CM is better than SR in improving processing speed, short-term memory, and verbal working memory.

    Cyclic meditation: http://bestonhealth.com/meditation/t...ic-meditation/

    Shavasana pose (lol, my kinda position!): http://www.yogabasics.com/asana/corpse/
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    Thanks, agate, I was looking for some things to work on balance.

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    I had to laugh at the very end of the article: "To strengthen your “control center,” shut down visual cues by closing your eyes, then try to balance on one foot for 30 seconds, suggests Dr. Goulding. Then switch sides." Really?! Yeah, right! The rest of the suggestions were a lot more realistic, but there's no way I could do this!

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    I'll keep my 'control center', thank you very much!

    As if!

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