Yes ; Yoga helps a lot for PD patients. I was diagnosed with PD since 2010. I regularly do free exercises, yoga, walk for 2 Kms in the morning, this helps a lot in doing your routine work smoothly without any help from others. I am totally on Ayurvedic Medicine & Yoga +. Please find below you tube links of simple yoga poses ; which you can slowly pick up. Slowly add two asanas / poses everyday , slowly build up.
*** Yoga should be done with Empty stomach ( Lime water OK ; some citrus fruits also OK ) or after 4 hrs of having food.
** Always do 15 to 20 Mins of free exercises ( viz; Leg swinging, hand rotation, arms swinging, wrist rotation, trunk rotation, bending back ward & forward, side wise, knee rotation, sit-ups etc ) before doing yoga ; in between please take lime water for energy and also flushes out dead cells from the body .
> Surya Namaskara : 13 times ( slowly build up day by day 3, 6, 9, 11, 13 ) ; this comprises of many major poses of yoga , do it slowly , do it with deep breathing - inhale & exhale . This gives strength & flexibility to all body parts :
After above ; please take rest for 3 to 5 mins lying down facing ceiling ; slowly calm down breathing to normal .
> Vakrasana ;do it slowly , do it with deep breathing - inhale & exhale. This is good for nervous system, spine and helps in flexibility and balance :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z36-qhoRaE0
> Lizard & pigeon poses : do it slowly , do it with deep breathing - inhale & exhale. helps flexibility for hip region, neck region, relives pain in these regions which is common among PD patients lexiyoga.com/videos/yog...
>Bhujangasana :Opens up the shoulders and neck. Tones the abdomen,Strengthens the entire back and shoulders,Improves flexibility of the upper and middle back,Expands the chest, Improves blood circulation,Reduces fatigue and stress,Useful for people with respiratory disorders such as asthma. (Do not practice this yoga pose during the attack though).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkCEendMJOk
> Verabhadrasana :Strengthens your shoulders, arms, legs, ankles and back ,Opens yours hips, chest and lungs, Improves focus, balance and stability ,Encourages good circulation and respiration, Stretches your arms, legs, shoulders, neck, belly, groins and ankles, Energizes the entire body :
>Chakrasana : - Strengthens the liver, pancreas and kidneys , Strengthens the muscles of the hands and feet , Increases elasticity of the spinal cord, Excellent for the heart, Strengthens the vertebral column and increases the oxygen in-take capacity, Beneficial for your cardiovascular, glandular and nervous systems health, Prevents respiratory disorders and relieves stiffness of joints, back, shoulder and the thoracic cage, Recommended for anyone suffering digestive or respiratory disorders, Very useful in treating diabetes, asthma, constipation and obesity, Has a positive effect on hormonal secretions :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bYcUD8F8xw
> Dhanurasana : Strengthens the back and abdominal muscles ,Stimulates the reproductive organs
Opens up the chest, neck and shoulders,Tones the leg and arm muscles,Adds greater flexibility to the back,Good stress and fatigue buster,Relieves menstrual discomfort and constipation,Helps people with renal (kidney) disorders :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSmE_g8XUqI
> Halasana ( Not advisable for BP patients ) : do it slowly , do it with deep breathing - inhale & exhale, Back bone flexibility + other advantages : diseases like diabetes, obesity, constipation, stomach disorders, blood pressure and menstrual disorders.
> Gomukasana :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7_AEnSQ50Y
>Sarvangasana ( Don't do it ; if you have undergone spinal or cervical operation, not advisable for BP patients ) : Stimulates the thyroid and parathyroid glands and normalises their functions, Strengthens the arms and shoulders and keeps the spine flexible, Nourishing brain with more blood, Stretches the heart muscles by returning more venous blood to the heart, Brings relief from constipation, indigestion and varicose veins :
Pranayama with following sequence :
1.Kapalabhati NOT RECOMMENDED FOR BP Patients ) 1 or 2 or max 3 Mins : It is invigorating and warming. It helps to cleanse the lungs, sinuses, and respiratory system, which can help to prevent illness and allergies. Regular practice strengthens the diaphragm and abdominal muscles. This exercise also increases your body’s oxygen supply, which stimulates and energizes the brain while preparing it for meditation and work that requires high focus. :
2. Omkara : 5 to 10 Mins ... depending on your comfort. :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VshDcgGqCn4
3. Ujjai : 5 to 10 Mins... depending on your comfort.
4.Nadishodana : 5 to 10 Mins... depending on your comfort.
4. Bhramari : 5 to 10 Mins... depending on your comfort.
> Shavasana : Very Important : This posture brings a deep, meditative state of rest, which may help in the repair of tissues and cells, and in releasing stress. It also gives time for the yoga workout to sink in at a deeper level. This posture leaves you in a state of rejuvenation. It is the perfect way to end a yoga session, particularly if it has been a fast-paced one. It helps reduce blood pressure, anxiety, and insomnia. This is an excellent way to ground the body and reduce the Vata dosha(imbalance of the air element) in the body.
If you need any clarifications ; please let me know