Yoga and Dementia, September 2016

A lecture was given by Mrs. Carla Feghali Moukarzel, president of the SYTL (Syndicate of the Yoga Teachers in Lebanon), at st Charles Hospital, about the benefits of Yoga for the Dementia and Alzheimer disorders.

The ancient art of yoga has become more and more popular in recent years as a way to harmonize the mind and the body; a way to enhance our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.

What if the mind is unwell? Can yoga help restore harmony and balance to a mind ravaged by Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias?

There has been little exploration of the benefits of yoga for these types of disorders. There is growing evidence, however, that the therapeutic application of yoga has a number of benefits in other areas, which can be applied to enhance the quality of life of those suffering with Dementia.