Psychological and motor effects of mindfulness yoga for people with Parkinson’s disease

Takeaway

  • A mindfulness yoga program improved anxiety and depression in mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s disease (PD) whereas traditional stretching and resistance training exercise (SRTE) did not.

Why this matters

  • The study indicates that mindfulness yoga may be a suitable intervention for improvement of motor and psychological symptoms in PD.

  • To date, there have been no clinical trials that have investigated whether yoga is more beneficial than conventional physical exercises in reducing stress and symptom management.