Yoga as a treatment for fibromyalgia reduces pain by 24%, fatigue by 30% and depression by 42% by doing the exercises
Much @ s you have made comments about a family member or yourselves suffering from fibromyalgia and we You ask if Yoga can offer any solution .
Of all of them, we have only chosen 3 because we believe that they are representative of a good part of the cases. If your case goes further, put it in the comments so we can expand.
These are the testimonies:
I am a person very interested in doing Yoga, I am 49 years old and I have fibromyalgia and wear and tear on joints. What kind of Yoga do you recommend?
My father has fibromyalgia, feels like a general malaise, fatigue but then it costs him to sleep. He does not feel like going out to exercise, so I have proposed that he do some Yoga (I do every week). What asanas can I do with it?
The last testimony is of Monica.
Many years ago my mother was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with me. I always liked the sport and that has helped me to continue having physical activity. But in addition to the pains, I also notice that it is very difficult for me to concentrate (I am very distracted when I read) and things are forgotten.
Testimony 1 tells us about the physical symptoms of fibromyalgia; In the second we see a more psychological problem , Not being able to sleep well, which is very common; In the third we find another common symptom and it is the lack of concentration .
Yoga helps a lot to improve in all these aspects, as we will see now:
Scientific studies on Yoga and fibromyalgia
Yoga and Fibromyalgia: Scientific studies confirm benefits
There are numerous studies that establish an objective relationship between the practice of Yoga and the benefits and improvements perceived by people suffering from Fibromyalgia.
One of them is the one made by the University of Oregon (USA) , led by Dr. Carson . The details and conclusions of this scientific study on Yoga and Fibromyalgia are:
It was performed for 2 months
Patients were divided into two groups : those who practiced Yoga and those who did not.
After the treatment of 2 months, the results were much better among the yogis .
Pain was reduced by 24%, fatigue by 30% and depression by 42%.
It was fundamental that those patients who practiced Yoga were truly committed to performing the exercises of Yoga and meditation .
Studies will be done on how meditation can reconfigure how the Central Nervous System responds to pain to perceive it to a lesser extent.
Benefits of Yoga for Fibromyalgia
Saying all the benefits would be impossible,
But we can cite some specifics of Yoga for Fibromyalgia: As we have already said, practicing this type of Yoga has a positive repercussion on the perceived pain, physical state and mood of yogis.
You gain endurance little by little, and the more you practice, the greater it will be.
You learn to relax .
Improvements in elasticity and mobility : The habitual stiffness of the disease can be avoided with constancy in the practice of Yoga.
Joints: This point is directly related to the previous one. How will you be able to perform the movements if you have not warmed up well or if you do not have enough mobility to complete them?
You will breathe much better , which will help reduce fatigue and feel good.
We always like to mention Tao Porchon-Lynch, a 96-year-old lady, kept in perfect condition thanks to Yoga. If you are like this at that age, can you imagine how much you can improve with yours?
Yoga gives you flexibility, as in your childhood
Tao Porchon-Lynch, the 96-year-old Yoga instructor, with the mobility of a girl.
Be encouraged to do Yoga, but it has to be already!
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What is Yoga for Fibromyalgia
In general, there are 3 Pillars of Yoga for Fibromyalgia: meditation, asanas and Yoga Nidra.
goes from the hand of asanas. It is necessary to dedicate at least 10 minutes a day to meditate.
It is the part that should focus Monica, testimony 3 , which says she has trouble concentrating when reading . It is also good for improving memory.
We recommend meditating daily even if you do not notice this much symptom or even if you are reading this for a relative and you are well.
If you do not know how to meditate or you want to perfect the practice, you can learn from our book What if the secret of Happiness were in the mind?
They are the postures of Yoga, the physical exercises. In Yoga for Fibromyalgia we take into account those 18 painful points characteristic of the disease that are spread throughout the body.
The practice of asanas helps a lot to patients who feel identified with Gloria, from testimony 1 ,
Below you will find these Yoga exercises.
This is the pillar of Yoga for Fibromyalgia that helps people who identify with Lorena’s father, from testimony 2 , who can not sleep despite feeling tired during the day .
Yoga Nidra is the branch of Yoga that helps you sleep better and faster.
Do you want to sleep well, like when you were little?
With some relaxation asanas and a little bit of meditation (that combination is Yoga Nidra in essence) you will re-learn to fall asleep quickly, instead of those hours you spend in bed spinning over and over again.
In addition, the most important thing is that the hours of sleep are of quality.
YOGA NIDRA TO SLEEP WELL
Fibromyalgia treatment: exercises we recommend
We understand that muscle pain, fatigue, stiffness, etc. Make it necessary to adapt the asanas in order to obtain the best results .
The recommended exercises to treat fibromyalgia are these:
Sukhasana or Easy Pose It
is the best way to start because it fights stiffness in the legs. That way you get used to gradually bend your legs. It’s a warm-up for what’s coming, but it’s already starting to pay off. Make it necessary to adapt the asanas in order to obtain the best results . The recommended exercises to treat fibromyalgia are these: Sukhasana or Easy Pose It is the best way to start because it fights stiffness in the legs. That way you get used to gradually bend your legs. It’s a warm-up for what’s coming, but it’s already starting to pay off. Make it necessary to adapt the asanas in order to obtain the best results . The recommended exercises to treat fibromyalgia are these: Sukhasana or Easy Pose It is the best way to start because it fights stiffness in the legs. That way you get used to gradually bend your legs. It’s a warm-up for what’s coming, but it’s already starting to pay off.