For thousands of years, yoga and forms of light exercise have been used to improve the body, mind & spirit. The Western world has embraced this and Medcalm has been the first in offering yoga and exercise specifically designed for the hospital patient.
Carol Dickman is known for her specially created video programs for those needing safe, slow and gentle movement due to advanced age, illness or physical challenges. As a Professional Level Kripalu Yoga teacher and with her certification in Yoga Of The Heart®, which is yoga for cancer and cardiac patients, she brings over 40 years’ experience to Medcalm’s team. If age, illness or injury have limited exercise or diminished ones spirit, Carol Dickman’s award-winning gentle yoga, balancing and movement programs are perfect for each patients’ level of capability either while in their hospital bed or seated. Her award-winning programs, Seated Yoga are used internationally by individuals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals and hospice workers.
Bed Top Yoga by Carol Dickman
A beginner’s program of safe simple stretches, breathing exercises, yoga postures and a relaxation – all done lying down on the back. Helps patients relax, renew, reduce stress, increase flexibility and feel better. Well-suited for anyone wanting gentle, slow exercise because of illness, seniors, the physically challenged and the blind. Excellent, too, for cardiac and cancer patients and may help with insomnia. (33 minutes.)
Seated Yoga by Carol Dickman
A beginner’s program all done sitting down in a chair. Safe simple stretches, breathing exercises, yoga postures and a relaxation, easily followed and precisely instructed. Relax, renew, reduce stress, increase flexibility, feel better. For use in the hospital or nursing care setting when patients are able to sit in a chair and slow, gentle exercise is recommended. Benefits are for many, including those with arthritis, cancer, diabetes and cardiac concerns. (43 minutes.)
Bed Top Movement For Upper Body by Carol Dickman (for Hospital & Home)
When exercise seems out of the question, this program of gentle movements might be just what the doctor or nurse suggests. Carol, expertly leads viewers through slow, easy, clearly explained chair exercises for the entire body. Gentle, easy, whole body exercises when you are ready. (26 min)
Bed Top Movement for Lower Body by Carol Dickman (For Hospital & Home)
Contribute to your well-being, even when unable to get out of bed. This might help you fall asleep, too! These simple lower body movements are slow and clearly explained. All are gently done on your back—either under or over the covers. (26 minutes)
Chair Movement by Carol Dickman (For Hospital & Home)
When exercise seems out of the question, this program of gentle movements might be just what the doctor or nurse ordered. Carol Dickman leads viewers through slow, easy, clearly explained chair exercises for the entire body. These are safe, credible and entertaining instructional programs (26 minutes)