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Launching A Free Yoga Programme is the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s

Even Kirk Gibson finds it challenging to perform daily duties when they have Parkinson’s disease.

The former professional athlete, who made history as a baseball player for the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers, was diagnosed with the degenerative disease. Since then, he has discovered ways to manage the debilitating conditions and has shared these methods with others who share their experience through the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s.

He’s now supporting a free programme so that people may actually benefit from it in addition to exchanging knowledge.

Yoga Does Parkinson’s illness is a class offered by Yoga Moves MS and made possible by a generous grant from Gibson’s foundation. It is open to anyone with Parkinson’s disease or those living in Macomb, Oakland, or Wayne counties as of March 6.

“Classes like these are crucial because the instructors are knowledgeable with the needs of those with Parkinson’s disease, which helps with breathing,balance, flexibility, and teaches methods for lowering stress and quieting your nervous system,” said Gibson, who established his foundation to spread awareness of Parkinson’s disease and provide hope to those who are affected by it. Gibson was diagnosed with the disease in 2015.

Yoga Moves Parkinson’s will take place at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Participants will learn yoga and mindfulness techniques from specially qualified teachers at Yoga Moves MS, a nonprofit organisation devoted to enhancing the quality of life for people with neuromuscular diseases. These techniques will assist to enhance breathing, balance, strength, flexibility, and mood.

The course will be delivered to each student at their own pace in a secure and encouraging group environment. Studies have indicated that Parkinson’s patients who take part in small-group yoga courses report feeling less stressed and stiff, having better posture, strength, balance, and sleep, as well as having more social support and a better overall sense of wellbeing.

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