Donyou do yoga? Didbyou stasrt at a studio? I cant even touch my toes.... A friend suggested yoga. He says to do it at a studio tgough so there is a teacher to help a guide me through it.... Also so i dont get hurt.. whibwould think get hurt doing yoga?
Tell me about your experience with yoga please.
If tou know of a good place in north central Phoenix by some crazy chance let me know!
I resisted yoga for years since I, like you, cannot touch my toes and have barely any flexibility or balance. But there are different kinds of yoga — some more intensive and others more relaxing. The latter, which is best for fibro sufferers, includes restorative yoga that focuses on meditation and slow motions. It is amazing for mind body and spirit. I did it after intense trauma to help reconnect with my body and it helped my tremendously emotionally as well. Try to find if any studios offer “restorative yoga” or “gentle yoga” — those are the best to take to ease into yoga and for our achy bodies that need TLC. And I would definitely recommend having someone instruct you so if you have pain or questions, they can help. But never push yourself beyond your limits! Good luck! ~Nic
I also have had great relief from yoga, both body and mind. I could not tolerate hot yoga. Definitely agree with above poster on gentle and restorative yoga. I learned a lot by going to several different studios usually starting with some type of groupon or “new member special.” That way you can try it out without a big commitment. Every studio I’ve been too has been a little different. Like anything you can get hurt doing too much so start easy snd always listen to your body. A good instructor will say that and offer modifications for poses. I got lucky and now attend a class at my gym once a week that is on the gentle side. Most gym classes are too ambitious for what i can handle.