The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (or MS Focus) is holding its first Mind & Mobility festival this month, an event that includes yoga and meditation, talks, information booths on health and support services, and adaptive sessions for those disabled by multiple sclerosis (MS).
The series kicks off with a full day of activities, music and food on March 12 in Fort Lauderdale, before moving to Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., in April and May, respectively. March is MS Education and Awareness Month.
The Florida event is free, and gates open at 8 a.m. Yoga sessions begin at 10 a.m. (Adult participants were, initially, requested to pay a $10 entrance fee, but MS Focus announced on March 9 that the group is now able to waive that charge.)
Yoga and meditation are activities with demonstrated effect in relieving anxiety and helping MS patients manage daily tasks.
“Adaptive yoga for multiple sclerosis involves modifying traditional moves and poses to simply, yet creatively, suit various physical needs for those diagnosed with MS,” Nathalie Sloane, development director at MS Focus, said to Multiple Sclerosis News Today. (Her full interview can be found below. MS Focus also provided a YouTube video on adaptive yoga that can be viewed using this link.)
“In order for those with MS to continue leading productive, independent lives, our Mind and Mobility Yoga Festival intends to show yoga isn’t just a one-size-fits all activity, anyone can benefit from the physical and spiritual healing yoga and meditation provides,” Sloane added.
In addition to guided yoga and meditation sessions with demonstrated techniques, the event includes sponsor booths with information and sample products, and demonstrations, music and entertainment. Food and drink from local restaurants or food trucks will also be available.
MS Focus is seeking sponsors to support these activities, and to donate food or goods for the event participants.
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