Category Archives: Fibromyalgia

Can Yoga and Mindfulness Help Manage Chronic Pain?

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." -- Buddha   When you’re living with chronic pain, sometime’s it’s difficult to focus on the present moment. Yoga can work as a wonderful tool to help you accept each moment as it is. When we…
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Does Yoga Help Fibromyalgia Pain?

Chronic pain sufferers are starting to try yoga for fibromyalgia. But does yoga help fibromyalgia pain? Many people swear by yoga. Doctors are starting to recommend it to their patients living with fibro. But is yoga for fibromyalgia really all it’s cracked up to be? In this article, I’ve gathered personal stories and scientific studies about…
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The Common Symptoms and Misconceptions of Invisible Illnesses

Reblogged from Medicare It's the holiday season. For most people, this is a fun time of being with friends and family, huge meals, and gift exchanges. But for people living with chronic, invisible illnesses the holidays can be a time of stress. Long social engagements, preparing meals, and dealing with the in-laws can all cause a…
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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 Yoga Poses For Fibromyalgia (number 3 has the best name :p)

Fibromyalgia patients are a diverse group of firecrackers. Like many chronic illnesses, people living with Fibro show a variety of different symptoms and responses to treatment. Yet, they all have on thing in common: A determination to reduce their pain and live their lives fully. Studies show that yoga and mindfulness meditation can help reduce…
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Yoga for Chronic Illness: A Review From The Pillow Fort

It feels OM so good living your dreams :). My first yoga course finished up last month (for anyone that missed my reflections you can read about it here). The course was something I was planning for a long time, and seeing my spoonie students progress and enjoy the practice made the gruelling days of…
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