Does anyone know if yoga is a good exercise/treatment for fibro? I've been wanting to give it a try but have found that I am pretty limited to what exercises I can do qithout bringing on more pain.
My Physiotherapist recommended Restorative Yoga. I did my first class last week and felt awesome after. It is very relaxing. I don't know if you really get much exercise but it is somewhere to start and I feel like I am being proactive :)
I certainly agree with Anna. That will just add more stress and pain with an instructor that is not right for you. You will be going to Yoga for help not to make you worse than you are all ready feeling.
bhesbabs, I actually tried the heated pool therapy thing recently back in Colorado. They had a big group of ladies that met at the local pool and would do exercises in the warm water. I tried this after my primary doctor suggested it. I tell you what, I got quite a bit of relief from it but unfortunately didn't last long. I just wanted to add that I had tried pool therapy with really good results. TY
I have been told to exercise in a heated pool, but I can't afford it. Sometimes I think just walking to the bathroom takes all my energy. i have also learned that there is a exercise that is helpful to many--chair yoga. Hope this helps you. Best of luck.
I do yoga and I really enjoy it. Just like everything else, though, the environment and people make a huge difference. Try out different teachers and find one who you find soothing, maybe try different studios to find one with classmates who you like and feel inspired, not intimidated by. And remember, there are many different types of yoga so don't give up if you don't like your first class! Different teachers, styles, classmates, etc. Also, try checking out your county's adult education classes--I know that the one in my area offers yoga for 55+ or for chronic pain or other types of special cases. Hope that helps!