This is our 12th report following University of St. Thomas professor Bruce Kramer as he copes with life after being diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
MINNEAPOLIS — The ancient discipline of yoga keeps attracting new followers. By some estimates, 15 to 20 million Americans now practice one of its many forms. Devotees say not only do the stretches and poses release their stiffness and stress, but they come away calmer and more centered after a session.
Yoga is not only for the able bodied. Matthew Sanford has been teaching what’s known as adaptive yoga to people with disabilities since 2002 at his Minnetonka studio, Mind/Body Solutions, and at Courage Center in Minneapolis. Kramer, who now uses a motorized wheelchair as his body grows weaker with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is one of his students. For the past few months, he says yoga has given him a greater sense of freedom. Continue reading >> MPR News