Life can be stressful, and MS doesn’t help. It’s easy to get caught up in our thoughts and worries. Meditation is one way people take back control.
People that practice meditation say that it helps them pause, take notice of the world around, and the way they feel. When scientists have reviewed the research, they’ve found that mindfulness techniques can help people with MS improve their:
Quality of life
The idea is to notice what’s happening in the present moment. How do you feel in your mind and your body? What are your surroundings? By focussing on these details, people can find stillness and calm.
The aim is to think about things without the judgments we often make – is something good or bad, fair or unfair, important or unimportant, and so on.
In a study involving 139 people with MS, an 8-week online course on meditation increased quality of life and reduced depression, anxiety, and sleep problems.
The study adds to the growing body of research on how wellness strategies can help people manage MS symptoms to feel their best. Quality of life was significantly higher, and anxiety, depression, and sleep problems were significantly lower in the group receiving the meditation intervention, compared to those that weren't in the group.
Seated yoga class (meditation) - Online - Every Friday - 15:00-16:00 - £8
Please register for the classes by following this link https://www.harrowmscentre.co.uk//_paylink/AYoC0m9J
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