Elizabeth Burd is a Parkinson’s Superstar. Seriously. During Parkinson’s Awareness month in 2012, the National Parkinson’s Foundation honored people from around the country, including Elizabeth, who make a difference in the Parkinson’s community.
Elizabeth makes a difference because she developed and teaches a yoga program for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). She’s a certified personal trainer and a certified Kripalu yoga teacher. Her dedication and passion for helping people with Parkinson’s began in 2006. She was working as a personal trainer when a Maine neurologist began sending his Parkinson’s patients to her for general exercise. There is increasing evidence that exercise may slow the progression of Parkinson’ disease.
As she began incorporating yoga into the exercuse sessions, Elizabeth made an amazing discovery — ”I noticed that through guided meditation some patients with tremors relaxed enough that the tremors would slowly decrease in intensity and in some cases, stop all together.” Continue reading >>