Mindfulness Yoga is an effective way to manage the physical symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, according to this 2019 study.
The trial studied the effects of mindfulness yoga’s effect on anxiety and depression in people with Parkinson’s Disease, in comparison to groups that practiced conventional Stretching and Resistance Training Exercises.
The benchmarks for measuring effectiveness were improvements in psychological distress, physical health, spiritual well-being, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s Disease.
The study found that Mindfulness Yoga managed and treated psychological distress much better than conventional SRTE.
Yoga was also found to be as effective as Stretching & Resistance Training Exercises (SRTE) for motor function and mobility. It also improved Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) more than SRTE.
Additionally, Mindfulness Yoga provided the benefit of an improved psychospiritual outlook on life and hardships, which conventional SRTE did not.