Fibromyalgia? Try These Gentle Yoga Postures to Boost Health


As a chronic disorder, fibromyalgia creates unexplainable pain that affects both the muscles and the joints. If you have this syndrome, life can be difficult and inconsistent. Fortunately, yoga helps boost healing and makes you feel a lot better. Here’s how. 



Pain is one of the worst things that we must deal with in life. Fortunately for most of us, any pain experienced may be acute but is typically short-lived. If you have fibromyalgia, pain can be overwhelming at times, and, intermittent but cruel. It affects many areas of the body and can be unpredictable.

There are tender points on your body, in fact, eighteen trigger points in all and sometimes, even the slightest touch can trigger a painful attack.  Key points are the outer elbows, knees, top of the shoulders, back of the head, the upper neck and the hips. Sometimes, pain can be dull and a constant ache but, this can change. In addition, intense fatigue, anxiety and even depression is common. You may also develop headaches too.

Fibromyalgia is still not understood fully, stress may play a part in this condition and even a flu virus could trigger an attack. When pain is experienced, it occurs through misinterpretation of normal pain signals between the nerves in the brain, or, it may be due to an imbalance of the chemicals in the brain. Either way, it’s important to try to keep healthy and to avoid stress as much as is possible. Get as much support as you can from those around you and try to rest when you need to. It’s important to take an intuitive approach to your health. 

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