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ALS Worldwide
July 27, 2017

15-year ALS patient practices mindfulness, meditation with great success!

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Mindfulness meditation is associated with improvements in quality-of-life measures, depression, and anxiety over time compared with usual care in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to results reported in the European Journal of Neurology.

Even a few minutes a day can be beneficial to your mental health and can help keep you calm and focused. To learn more, please visit: Life Reimagined. 

With a variety of different techniques from which to choose, almost everyone can benefit from this practice. Begin meditating after just five minutes with the help of Dr. Richard Davidson's free online course, Life Reimagined.

The benefits of meditation and mindfulness have been exceptional for Snatak Eymundur Kjeld, a person with ALS from Reykjavik

"One way to strengthen oneself is to face inner and outer problems through practicing meditation. For ALS sufferers like me who are losing outer functionality, meditation can make one aware of an inner existence that does not depend upon outer circumstances. The ravages of ALS on the body become more tolerable in the awareness of this inner existence. Speaking for myself, I don’t think I could have remained as balanced and cheerful for the last fifteen years if it had not been for my practice of meditation."