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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 178-180

Can yoga lead to maladaptive plasticity resulting in disorder of motor control?


Department of Neurology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pramod Kumar Pal
Department of Neurology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Hosur Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/AOMD.AOMD_23_20

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The practice of yoga is based on the traditional Indian philosophy. Children during their development show adaptive neuroplasticity which is due to long-term potentiation that causes changes in the synaptic transmission. Excessive plasticity in the developing brain can lead to maladaptive neuronal circuits which can cause hyperkinetic movement disorders. It is not clear at what age yoga should be started and whether certain yogas or yogas done improperly can lead to maladaptive plasticity. We report here an unusual case of tic disorder which was precipitated by yoga.


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