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Yoga & Epilepsy

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  1. What defines epilepsy?
  2. With epilepsy, what is happening in the brain?
  3. What causes epilepsy?
  4. Some epileptic patients have a Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS) implanted under the skin of their chest. What does this do and what is the effect on people’s experience with seizures?
  5. Cite research that demonstrates yoga’s impact on people who are experiencing epilepsy.
  6. What type of yoga is contraindicated for epilepsy?
  7. What cautions are related to practicing yoga with epilepsy?
  8. What might we presume are some of the reasons that yoga helps reduce symptoms in people with epilepsy?
  9. What are some of the more commonly recommended practices for students experiencing epilepsy?

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