Annals of Movement Disorders

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

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


Nitish Kamble, Ketan Jhunjhunwala, Ravi Yadav, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Pramod Kumar Pal 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Kamble N, Jhunjhunwala K, Yadav R, Bhattacharya A, Pal PK. Can yoga lead to maladaptive plasticity resulting in disorder of motor control?.Ann Mov Disord 2020;3:178-180


How to cite this URL:
Kamble N, Jhunjhunwala K, Yadav R, Bhattacharya A, Pal PK. Can yoga lead to maladaptive plasticity resulting in disorder of motor control?. Ann Mov Disord [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jun 15 ];3:178-180
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