Living with a chronic illness is unpredictable. Some days, you feel well enough to socialize with friends and go to the shop. The next day you can't get out of bed. These ups and downs are all part of the journey to getting well. This is especially challenging if you are trying to increase your…Read more
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Recent Posts by Kayla Kurin
As humans, we like to seek pleasure and avoid pain. So we should want to do things that make us feel good, right? Most people start practicing yoga because they hear that yoga can make you feel relaxed, happy, blissed out, healthier, and less stressed. All those things are possible to feel after a yoga class.…Read more
As some of us know too well, living with a chronic illness involves a lot of pain and suffering, sometimes with no end in sight. There is no medication or magic bullet that can disappear your pain. I talk a lot about how yoga, meditation, and mindfulness helped me recover from chronic fatigue syndrome. Yet…Read more
Originally published on ProHealth.com Do you struggle to sleep? If so, you’re not alone. More than 75% (1) of people living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Trouble sleeping is especially harmful if you are living with a chronic illness, because it can make all of your symptoms…Read more
I’ve talked a lot on this blog about how yoga and meditation have helped me on the road to recovery. I’ve also mentioned that I made some pretty big diet changes that helped me recover, but haven’t gone into detail on that topic yet! I recently got the opportunity to represent Your Superfoods as a…Read more
When I tell people that I run an online yoga course they often exclaim something like “cool! I didn’t know you could do that!”. They then bombard me with a series of questions like, “But how does that actually work? Don’t you need to be able to see the students if you’re going to be…Read more
"I have so much to accomplish today that I must meditate for two hours instead of one.” - Ghandi. I love this quote. It reminds me that no matter how busy or stressed out I feel, meditating or practicing yoga can help me accomplish more and put things in perspective. While Ghandi’s advice is great…Read more
We’ve all heard that yoga helps beat stress. Yet yoga is a relatively new phenomenon in the western world. You can find yoga classes that look more like aerobics classes, and you can find ones that look more like mystical rituals. With all the variety in types of yoga, why is it so uniformly sold…Read more
When I was really ill, there were many days I could barely get out of bed. My workouts included getting dressed and microwaving a meal. I hadn’t discovered yoga yet, though it had been recommended to me. The classes I saw at my local studio were way beyond my limits. So I stayed in bed…Read more
Yoga can help relieve symptoms of chronic pain and Fibromyalgia. But doing yoga that is too strenuous can make your pain worse! Finding yoga poses for chronic pain that help you rather than harm you can help you improve your wellbeing. In addition to pain, people living with chronic pain usually also suffer from poor…Read more
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