Category Archives: yoga

6 Yoga Poses To Reduce Fatigue

When you’re living with a chronic illness,  you know what it’s like to feel depleted with no energy left. If you suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, you deal with this fatigue on a daily basis. Yet other conditions, such as Fibromyalgia or Lyme can also leave you feeling less energized on a regular basis. Researchers…
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How to Keep Your Pelvic Floor Healthy

The pelvic floor muscles help us control our posture and urinary and bowel movements. As we age, our pelvic floor naturally weakens, and this is compounded by pregnancy and childbirth. A strong pelvic floor can help counteract issues like incontinence (involuntary peeing, like when you have a powerful sneeze). How to keep your pelvic floor healthy isn't…
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Does yoga help fibromyalgia pain?

"Have you tried yoga?" is a running joke in the chronic illness community. I've been writing about (and doing!) yoga for so long now that it's hard to remember that there was a time when I was very sceptical about the benefits of yoga for fibromyalgia pain. Does yoga help fibromyalgia pain? In this article,…
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Yoga For Deep Sleep And Relaxation

Bedtime yoga for deep sleep “Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together. “ - Thomas Dekker When I was younger my family used to joke that I could sleep through a fire alarm. Yet when I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, those blissful nights of sleep were traded in for nights…
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The Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

For many, getting older means aching bones and creaky joints. By moving the body in different ways we can combat some of the effects of ageing and keep healthier as we get older.  One simple way to keep your body and mind in good health is through yoga for seniors.   A Place for Mom has…
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Top Benefits of Starting Your Day with Yoga

No matter what your day has in store for you, starting it with yoga puts you on track for a happier and healthier day. Practicing first thing in the morning gives your body the chance to stretch, ability to focus, and prepare for what’s ahead. Below we explain the major benefits of starting your day…
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A day in the life of a nomadic yoga teacher

2019 will mark my 7th year on the road. It’s wild to think that come August I’ll hit my 7-year anniversary of working and travelling. I’ve loved writing this blog and creating yoga programs while travelling. I’ve also made a point of teaching yoga in person over the last year and hope to keep doing…
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Yoga and Chronic Illness: Choose a Practice That Works for You

This article was originally published on Yoga International. “Have you tried yoga?” If you’re living with a chronic illness, this is probably a question you’ve been asked. Maybe it came from well-meaning friends or family members. Or perhaps your doctor recommended that you try it. But now you feel lost in a sea of different…
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Working from home with chronic fatigue syndrome

How can I work when I can barely get out of bed? This was a question I asked myself many times when I was ill with chronic fatigue syndrome. I was struggling to make it through my first year of university, and for the first time, realizing my illness wasn't going away anytime soon, I…
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