I want to start doing some strtches but i cant tighten up my stomach because it will hurt due to the gastroparesis. Any advice?
Asthma UK have been doing webinars during lockdown for lots of things including gentle exercise. The yoga and Pilates videos are great. Without these videos I would have really struggled during lockdown with not been able to go to classes.
Yeah if you can afford it or if insurance covers, you might try a physical therapist or aquatic physical therapy. PT has helped my fibro significantly and they can watch you to make sure you’re doing the stretches correctly. Hope you get some relief soon!
if you can get into a warmish swimming pool and stretch walk around its amazing
You could try progressive muscle relaxation exercises. Very gentle, you just tighten and relax different muscle group from facial muscles to shoulder, legs etc. Makes you aware how much we have the tendency to tense our muscles even our jaw which can cause all sorts of chronic pain. Below is a link: https://www.joanborysenko.com/mind-body-balance...
"THE FULL-BODY RELAXER SERIES OF YOGA STRETCHES
These are gentle letting-go stretches. The best way to develop a supple, limber, and relaxed body is to focus on melting into each stretch. Never bounce or push beyond what feels comfortable. Bouncing defeats the purpose of stretching because the quick pull on the muscle fibers alerts special sensors within the muscle to the sudden overstretch. Nerve signals from those receptors then automatically shorten the muscle. Bouncing therefore causes muscle fibers to shorten and tense rather than lengthen and relax. Bouncing can also strain or tear muscles as you pull on a group of shortened muscle fibers."
Joan Borysenko has several relaxation CDs, I love the Relaxing Through the Seasons with amazing music and narrative.
part of my every morning routine is before I do any kind of physical activity I try my best to get a dynamic of any kind stretch in there's different ones if you just Google it different stuff will pop up and give you ideas and then what's comforting to me
may not be comforting to you so you just pick and choose which ones are great for your body cuz you don't want to be to add to your pain ,so you want to find that comforting as well
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