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Does Yoga And Stretching Help Symptoms?

Does Yoga And Stretching Help Symptoms?

My doctor wants me to start doing yoga and stretches to keep my fibro symptoms under control. I find regular exercising to be exhausting and painful. Has anyone had success with yoga? Any suggestions?

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Before buying anything, try doyogawithme.com. It is free and offers videos with lots of different levels. I just do the beginner ones which are mostly stretching. They help a lot!

posted over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yoga for arthritis. I ordered it online. Easy and gentle. Tiny bit sore next day, not excruciating!

posted over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I just today started a yoga video. It's Christian based and for beginners. Wish me luck.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hi - yes, I have tried yoga and it was not only hard for me to do the poses due to pain, but also difficult to balance. However, I did try chair yoga and that seems to be the best alternative for me. I can still over-do it though and then pay for it the next couple of days. I have recently tried pilates because most of it is done lying down - I am getting some muscle work done and not much repercussion the next day. I have lost so much muscle tone it is even hard for me to open a jar now! Sheeeesh! I try to get outside to walk a bit everyday but I live in a pretty wet and cold climate so in these winter months I haven't been sticking to that very well :-( I encourage you to try chair yoga - hope it helps you :-)

posted over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have just started gentle swimming with a pool noodle to keep me afloat. I clench my fists when doing breaststroke so that my wrists and hands don't hurt during or after. It is helping loosen me up and I feel good about it afterwards

posted over 6 years ago
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