SOURCE: Dahn Yoga

Dahn Yoga

January 25, 2011 10:00 ET

Colorado Multiple Sclerosis Patient Reaps Benefits From Dahn Yoga

SEDONA, AZ--(Marketwire - January 25, 2011) - A doctor diagnosed Lonnie Hlusko with multiple sclerosis in 2003. For the next several years, though, she was able to continue her active lifestyle, which involved working for an ultrasound company and running a non-profit that taught nurses to use portable ultrasound devices in parts of the world where childbirth ranks as a top killer.

In January 2010, Hlusko found that her MS made these activities so difficult that she had to retire from the work that she loved. Instead of traveling the world and helping others, she had to go on disability.

For many people, this would be the beginning of a sad story involving lots of pain medication and failed therapies. Lonnie Hlusko, however, decided that she needed to find an alternative to living life as someone disabled by MS. She started searching for a yoga studio that could help her obtain better flexibility and strength. When she started attending Dahn Yoga classes at Lenny Zuehlke's Body + Brain Center in Littleton, CO, she knew that she had found what she needed.

Before Lonnie Hlusko began practicing Dahn Yoga basics, she could barely lift herself from the floor. Instead, she would have to crawl to a wall for support before she could stand up. She couldn't even enjoy the time that she spent with her newborn grandchild.

A year later, Hlusko has her symptoms under control. She can stand on her own and can even lift her rapidly growing grandson without difficulty.

According to Lonnie, she is "just totally amazed at the strength and agility [she] developed" by practicing Dahn Yoga over the past year. With this form of yoga, she has managed to lose 25 pounds, gain flexibility, and learn to handle stress better than she did before her diagnosis. Now she not only has enough energy to care for her grandson, but also her 82-year-old mother.

About Dahn Yoga
Dahn Yoga is taught in community centers as well as for-profit and non-profit centers around the world. For many people, it offers physical and mental benefits that include managing diabetes as well as other health conditions. Dahn Yoga is a Korean practice that emphasizes the importance of spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being. It is taught at community centers and yoga studios throughout the world.