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Yoga for Movement Disorders

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Product Details

  • Format: DVD-ROM
  • Language: English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: LIM Yoga
  • DVD Release Date: September 15, 2011
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 1873413084
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #465,460 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews



I really enjoy the DVD. It doesn't take much of my time to do it 3 times a day. It's worth every penny spent, which isn't very much compared to other DVD's. I took the DVD to my doctor. He was impressed and told me to keep doing it 3 times a day. The deep breathing has helped with anxiety and the yoga moves with the cramping. Thank you for putting this product out there for PD community. --Mom of 11

finally I found something I could use

Remaning active, mobile, and at peace with my body is very important to a Parkinson patient. I have looked at and tried so many different things but, until I received this DVD and began to use it, I saw no improvement in that area. The author is patient and it is so helpful to find someone who has PK and understands the symtoms. It is worth a million to have it to help me stretch and be at peace with my body. I would reccomend this to anyone with any type of movement disorder. --Pat

Yoga made Easy

I have tried yoga and was a bit discouraged with the difficulty in poses. I have PD and when I used your video I couldn't believe how easy you made it seem and also I did not lose my balance. Your calm demeanor and perfect instructions make this a great addition to my daily routine. Thank you so much. You are an angel! --E. Patterson-fontaine

Product Description

This video guides viewers through a series of yoga poses and sequences specifically designed for people with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. <BF>
This two-hour video includes: warm-up series; morning, afternoon, and evening flows; sun salutation. There are standing and seated versions of each, as well as tips concerning balance, posture, and tremor. Expanding on the award-winning book, Yoga for Movement Disorders, this DVD can be used as a companion volume, or as a stand-alone guide.

The author is a Registered Yoga Teacher who specializes in adapting traditional poses for people with movement disorders. A stroke survivor and person living with Parkinson's disease, the author teaches and speaks on the benefits of yoga worldwide.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yoga for Movement Disorders December 19, 2008
I am not a Yoga fan, and always considered contorting the body into impossible positions to be a sure ticket to torn muscles. But, I found Renee Le Verrier's book, Yoga for Movement Disorders fascinating, and it has gone a long way toward changing my mind. A talented writer, and a Yoga instructor, Le Verrier tells the personal story of having a stroke when she was a preteen and losing mobility on one side. Now, in later life, Parkinson's disease has affected her other side. A cruel blow, the ultimate double whammy, you might think. No! She plans to fight Parkinson's until she draws her last breath, not in quite the same way she that she fought and won the battle with the stroke, but through Yoga. Yoga MD is much more than a collection and description of exercises. The delicate touches in book, the details connecting body with mind and spirit, like wrinkling one's nose during a session, and gazing upward and casting one's mind to the stars, are priceless. If you ever had any doubts that Yoga can heal the mind and the spirit as well as the body, Yoga MD is the book for you. If you never had doubts, you will find much to reassure you.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful resource December 19, 2008
This book is a wonderful resource for people with movement disorders. I have cervical dystonia and this book has given me a whole new perspective on yoga and fitness in general. One of the best things about Renee's program is that the yoga features "chair support." You do not have to worry about balance issues because there is always support there for you. Renee does a great job of adapting traditional yoga poses for folks with movement disorders. Her writing is clear and warm and the photos are large so you can see in detail what you should be doing. This is a real find.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Cindy B
After recently moving into a new home, I lost my "Yoga for Movement Disorders" DVD and am going to order a replacement because this DVD has really helped me with back pain. I have had Parkinson's Disease for 6 years and the stiffness, especially in my back and hips is what bothers me the most. The rigidity of muscles with PD also pulls on your spine and creates or increases curvatures which only make balance and gait worse. Tai Chi had and has helped me with balance. Yoga is something I only started when this DVD came out. I have no prior experience with Yoga, so I only know yoga from Renee Le Verrier's book and DVD. Renee also has Parkinson's Disease so I think her yoga instruction is right on target for my symptoms.

What I like most about this DVD is that it is manageable. I can learn the yoga movements easily and I know over time I can do them better and they will challenge me more as I can do them better. But even just starting out -- I CAN DO IT!! There are seated and standing positions and I do both of them, depending on how wobbly I feel that day. Also, each yoga program is only 10 minutes or so and because of that I WILL DO IT!!

This DVD is helping me with flexibility, smoothness of movement, elongating my spine and releasing tension from spinal curvature. Over the many years leading up to my diagnosis and the six years since I was diagnosed at 47, my body has forgotten how to move normally and freely. We have to retrain our bodies to move. We have to let ourselves loosen and move our spines in all directions. We have to let our bodies elongate with both the support and release of our muscles and that's what Renee's Yoga for Movement Disorders does for me and why I am ordering yet another copy of the DVD to replace my lost one!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! June 12, 2009
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This yoga book is a great addition to the home yoga library. The author provides clear descriptions of supported poses and includes photos for each step as well. The book has many helpful tips for those dealing with movement issues - which would be of great assistance to both instructors and students.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Upright and Breathing January 17, 2009
Breathe. How many times a day do I encourage patients who are struggling through a therapy task? Every day, for sure. Now I have a better way of teaching people to use their breath better - yoga.

"Yoga for Movement Disorders" teaches yoga in a way that can benefit a wide range of people who may otherwise think that yoga is "too hard." The book is well written, fully illustrated, and the spine allows for the book to lay flat when open.

The techniques are gentle and self-paced. Each pose is graded from easier to more challenging. There are encouraging words along the way. And, as an OT, I like the "Applying it to your day" segment of each pose.

This book would be an asset in rehab departments, nursing home activity depts., and adult day care centers.
I look forward to using it with the people who come to me for therapy.

Breath... . Yoga for Movement Disorders: Rebuilding Strength, Balance and Flexibility for Parkinson's Disease and Dystonia
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fills a much-needed void December 18, 2008
"Yoga for Movement Disorders: Rebuilding Strength, Balance and Flexibility for Parkinson's Disease and Dystonia" fills a much-needed void providing yoga exercises for people with movement disorders, especially Parkinson's Disease. The directions and photographs are clear and easy to understand. This book is a must if you have movement disorders or know someone who does.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a very good book, for people with Parkinson's and Care Givers
This is a very good book, for people with Parkinson's and Care Givers, above all it give hope. thank you.
Published 1 month ago by joyce schroeder
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended by my Physical Therapist
I am a 60 year old woman with Parkinson's disease. I have read the book and exercised with the tape. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Vicky L. Perry
5.0 out of 5 stars Love & use your book;
Hi Renee, love your book, I am a personal trainer & have 2 PD clients; I use some of your exercises as well as some qigong and calisthenics, juggling, basketball, Frisbee... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Bruno
5.0 out of 5 stars You need this book.
If the title speaks to you, or concerns somebody you love, buy this book. It is clear, thorough, encouraging, and written by somebody who has been there when it comes to motor... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Carrie On
5.0 out of 5 stars yoga helping Parkinson's
A family member has Parkinson's. We are seeing results after 2 weeks of following the exercises in the book. Great book.
Published 6 months ago by Mary E. Evans
1.0 out of 5 stars Wrong item shipped
I was disappointed to receive this DVD when I clearly ordered the book. I am not sure who to contact about this. I wanted the book for a presentation I was giving. Read more
Published 8 months ago by J. Rain
5.0 out of 5 stars In search of inner balance.
I have been practicing Tai Chi since the age of 20 due to Dystonia. This book helps persons improve their life with Dystonia.
Published 11 months ago by Divanicio Pessoa
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what the Dr Ordered!!!!
If you have any type of Motor Movement Disorder, THIS IS THE BOOK TO HAVE!!! These simple, yet effective exercises help strengthen your core muscles while keeping your mind &... Read more
Published 11 months ago by clm
5.0 out of 5 stars Get for home use as well as group classes
Exceeded my expectations!!!
What better way to be taught than to have someone who has experienced what's been taught. My preference for learning, Thank you, Renee
Published 11 months ago by F. A. Chambers
5.0 out of 5 stars A pleasant surprise!
I purchased this book quite by accident. I was perusing Amazon's site and this book came to my attention and when I saw that my neurologist has written the Foreword, I immediately... Read more
Published 18 months ago by R.R.Berry
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