Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Yoga to help relieve pain - Fibromyalgia- Part 4 - Building strength and confidence

In this week's video start by warming up with Egyptian Salutation. This has all the benefits of the more vigorous Sun Salutations but it is much more gentle. It includes squats, lateral stretches, twists, etc which work on the joints, the muscles, the circulatory system, the respiratory system, the endocrine system, and the nervous system. The repetitive movement is meditative especially if practiced with some calming music.

We will practice the Warrior poses which help give the strength, determination and courage to help cope with fibromyalgia and go some way to relieving the condition. I know it is hard when you are experiencing pain and fatigue to muster up the positive qualities needed but the Warrior poses will help you find your 'fighting' spirit. You may wonder why a peaceful discipline like yoga includes warrior poses at all. I like to think of the warriors as helping in the fight against 'ignorance' of true self: poses that help us overcome negative thoughts and emotions that are getting in the way of us living in a harmonious way. If you read the introduction to this series, you will remember that stress and anxiety open the 'gate' to pain. Please see

I would suggest that you follow this video by practicing the meditation on the following link-Meditation-Strength to overcome difficulties-

Please also see-
Yoga to help relieve pain: Fibromyalgia-Part 1-
Yoga to help relieve pain: Fibromyalgia-Part 2 Neck, shoulders and upper back-
Yoga to help relieve pain: Fibromyalgia-Part 3-Using props-

Article to accompany this series-

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Flexiladiesyoga by Janet Barnes 
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This is the last video for fibromyalgia but below are some other videos you may find will help with your condition.

Chronic Fatigue Part 1 - Yoga to help heal series
Chronic Fatigue Part 2 - Yoga to help heal series
Chronic Fatigue, Restorative Yoga - Yoga can help heal series
This is especially good for those days for when you feel you are 'walking through treacle'.
Fibromyalgia Part 1 - Yoga can help heal series
Fibromyalgia Part 2 - Yoga can help heal series

Janet x

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