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Relieve Parkinson’s Syndrome with Nirvana®

05. 08. 2019 - By Nirvana Fitness
Parkinson’s syndrome is a very challenging condition to deal with. Classified as a "progressive, neurodegenerative disorder”, this debilitating condition affects one’s mental and physical functions over time. While Parkinson’s can manifest in a number of ways, the disease is always marked by basic symptoms of physical rigidity, tremors, or slowness.
Scientists do not know the cause of the disease but it has been observed that it affects the dopamine levels in the brain. This drop in dopamine disrupts the normal communication between the cerebral cortex, which controls higher cognitive functions, and the basal ganglia, which manages basic physical functions. The result is a loss of control over the body’s movement and other brain networks controlling emotion and behavior.

At the moment there is still much work to be done before a cure is produced. However, research shows that there are means available to relieve some of the pain and suffering associated with Parkinson’s.
Activities which unify mental and physical functioning have been shown to benefit those living with the disease. Aside from positive effects, such as increased blood flow, motor function, and coordination, exercise can also improve brain function by increasing neuroplasticity, concentration, and working memory.

Certain types of exercise have the dual benefits of engaging both mind and body, creating Flow experiences and increasing the interconnectedness between our mental and physical natures. Nirvana® is an innovative program which offers these kind of benefits, all in one guided experience. With it’s deliberate, focused body flow components, as well as, stress relieving elements, Nirvana® can be built into anyone’s wellness regimen to help alleviate symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Having different intensity levels and variations, Nirvana® can be performed at one’s comfort level with soft-flow training or used to push past personal limits. Nirvana® also offers the Cloud#7 app to give you uninterrupted access, while at home or on the go.

If you, or someone you know, is dealing with Parkinson’s, you may be interested in seeing what Nirvana® has to offer. This may be just the extra help you need to manage symptoms and thrive against this disease.


Photo credits: Suvitha Ajit, Meera Nair, Terri Brown

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