We’re honoring National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day by partnering with Rodmell Press to give away three copies of Yoga for Fibromyalgia by Shoosh Lettick Crotzer.
Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues (Mayo Clinic). Approximately 3.7 million Americans, or 1 in 73 people in the US, suffer from symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Thankfully, yoga has been helpful in relieving some of the discomfort and pain. We are so happy to have the opportunity to share this book from Shoosh Lettick Crotzer who is dedicated to helping those with fibromyalgia improve their quality of life through yoga.
WIN: We’re giving away three copies of Yoga for Fibromyalgia by Shoosh Lettick Crotzer courtesy of Rodmell Press.
TO ENTER: Yoga isn’t necessarily always comfortable, per se, but there may be certain poses or practices we return to when we need to feel comforted, relaxed and supported. Share with us in the comments a yoga practice or pose you keep in your back pocket and pull out whenever you need that extra comfort.
You can also enter by tweeting at @yogadork and @RodmellPress with hashtag #yogaforfibro or posting to the YD or Rodmell Press facebook pages.
Giveaway open until 11:59pm Sunday May 17th. Winners will be randomly selected and announced soon after. Good luck!
And the winners are…Sandi Gehres, Michelle Renno, and Linda. Congrats! Thank you to everyone who entered. We’re so glad yoga has been helpful in making life more comfortable.
Legs-up-the-wall is my go-to for post-racing, and for after long work days. Makes my feet and legs feel better, and the torso flat on the floor is great on my back. Also for my back, busting out a wheel pose is sometimes just as good as a chiropractor.
My go to poses (too hard to pick just one) are childs pose, legs up the wall or cross legged up the wall, and legs propped up on a bolste. I love these for my back which is the main problem spot for me.
Child’s pose, pigeon, cat/cow for physical comfort.
Shoulder stand, plow and headstand for mental and emotional comfort.
Seated meditation for inner quiet.
Supported child’s pose (on a bolster) has always been wonderfully comforting and supportive to me when I’m feeling anxious or disconnected.
pigeon or supta baddha konasana with my knees supported by blocks
My favorite poses for morning stiffness are pigeon pose on my back and standing half forward bend.
I know child pose, cat pose and seated meditation.
The rag doll pose is helpful for the pain in my back. Also deep breathing helps.
Puppy pose several times a day relieves the crackity crack in neck/shoulder/upper back tension & stiffness. Soft practices with focused standing forward folds are also very stress & headache relieving.
Childs pose and legs straight up the wall are my favorite and most comforting poses to help my fibromyalgia. Most of my pain is in my back.
I use cat/cow pose to help relieve some of my lower back pain, and lotus pose whenever I have to sit in a chair seems to help with back and joint pain as well.
My favorite, go-to-poses which are usually included in EVERY practice, just because they feel good and help me to feel go at the end of every session are seated twist, pigeon pose, and shoulder stand. The seated twists helps reset my spine, especially with herniated/bulging discs after an accident; pigeon helps loosen my tight hips resulting from office job/genetics, and the shoulder stand, just helps me feel empowered and strong when I feel anything BUT those two things. This was the first “difficult” pose I practiced until I overcame it and was able to do. Doing it again afterwards reminds me I can do anything I practice and will myself to do. 🙂
My everyday go to’s are Cat and Cow, and Downward Dog.
I discovered chair yoga in August 2014, and have been doing it ever since. My “go-to” poses for pain relief, especially back pain, are sun salutations that incorporate modified lunges, modified downward dog, and modified plank. After 3-5 of those, my back usually eases up.
Yoga has helped me with my fibro tremendously. My favorite pose is legs up the wall.
Child’s is a favourite but I think Cat is the best, with it’s many variations. I include both every time I teach or practice.
My fav go to is(forgive me I am fairly new) is when lying on your back, keeping one knee bent, tuck the other into your body and try to pull it in….this relieves my low back….especially directed by my new wonderful friend/instructor!
Reclining bound angle pose: http://www.yogajournal.com/article/beginners/reclining-bound-angle-pose/. Love!
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