Recent Posts by Kayla Kurin

Breathing Techniques for a Better Night’s Sleep

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…
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A New Addition To My Wellness Toolkit: Your Superfoods!

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…
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5 Reasons To Try An Online Yoga Course

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…
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The Mind Body Connection And Stress

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…
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Can Visualising Help Rehabilitation For Chronic Disorders?

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…
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4 Yoga Poses For Chronic Pain

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…
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Yoga For Fibromyalgia: Research Shows Yoga Can Help Manage Symptoms

One of the biggest frustrations of living with an illness like Fibromyalgia is that so little is known about how to manage and treat the disease. One of my frustrations as a yoga instructor is the lack of research that goes into using yoga therapeutically. Especially when there is so much anecdotal evidence that yoga…
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5 Free Yoga Videos To Improve Your Daily Practice

I am on a mission this month- to practice yoga daily. Instead of doing 3-4 longer sessions in a week, I am experimenting with practicing every single day. Even if it is only for 10 minutes at a time. Aiming to do a longer yoga sequence once every week or two is a great goal.…
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What Is Mindful Yoga

Exercising with a chronic illness is a battlefield. You know you should do it. It’s part of a healthy lifestyle. But you also know it could make things worse. Like biking 60km without training and becoming bedridden for the next week worse(I maybe did this). So how can you reap the benefits of exercise without…
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