Author of Yoga and Parkinson’s Disease: A Journey to Health and Healing
Yoga and Parkinson’s Disease: A Journey to Health and Healing is a practical how to guide to using yoga to manage stress, improve mental alertness, increase flexibility, correct posture and improve the quality-of-life of readers with Parkinson’s. It follows the author’s own experience and research studies in the subject that have shown a correlation between yoga practice and better health and outcomes after a Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis. More than simply an exercise guide, the book is a deeply soothing form of moving meditation and physical activity that is a safe way to rebuild strength, stamina, and flexibility.
Yoga and Parkinson’s Disease shows how yoga ameliorates difficulties that accompany Parkinson’s, including mobility, range of motion, balance, and guides towards leading a healthier life.
Peggy van Hulsteyn, who has practiced yoga for over 40 years, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 12 years ago. She has since become a Parkinson’s advocate and writes extensively on this subject. Her feature article describing how yoga can benefit people with Parkinson’s was presented in both the American and Chinese versions of Yoga Journal.
She has written for Mademoiselle, Cosmopolitan, Modern Bride, Country Living, Cat Fancy, New Mexico Magazine, American Way (American Airlines in-flight magazine), and newspapers such as The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Examiner, and USA Today. Her work has been translated into Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Portuguese, and has appeared in Australian periodicals.