According to a study appearing in the journal, Neurology (June 8, 2004;62(11):2058-64), yoga can be of benefit to MS patients. It was a small study, involving 69 subjects. The subjects were divided into three groups and evaluated over a six month period. One group rode a stationary bicycle; another attended a weekly 90 minute lyengar yoga class and a third group served as a control—not performing any additional exercise. The groups attending the yoga class and the exercise class did their activities at home between classes.

Both the group doing yoga and the exercise group experienced reduction in fatigue. The exercise and yoga did not seem to improve cognition or mood.