Meditation and Parkinson’s Disease (PD)


The virtual online project ‘Meditate with Parkinson’s’ is a Covid-19 Response by AZIMVTH. To know more about other virtual programmes, please see here.

A meditation of breath-work involves a series of Yogic pranayama practices combined with positive thinking culminating in a resolve for good-health.

There are about two dozen Yogic breathing practices in the Yoga tradition and there are many combinations of these as well. Two of these — nadi shodhan and udgita more relevant to calming nerves. The practice of anulom-vilom is useful too. However, some processes, like bhramari and bhastrika need to be taken up with caution. More details on the various meditation techniques being practiced at AZIMVTH are available here.

‘Meditate with Parkinson’s’ works with persons, families, and care-givers concerned with persons (and their families and care-givers) with Parkinson’s and related medical conditions through breath-work meditations and dialogues.

We meditate once a week, every Friday from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm Central Time USA. The guided meditation is organised in two parts — 9:00 pm to 9:30 pm and 9:30 pm to 10:00 pm. The emphasis during the first part is on breathing exercises and the second part has more emphasis on visualisations. One can join any one of these two parts or both.


To join, one can complete and submit the application form given below.