Terrie B ~ Yoga Info

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Jeannie143
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   Posted 11/12/2008 11:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Terrie,
I have some yoga stuff you can try at home. It's the flexibility series I learned at Michigan State University a few years back. No weird poses or strange postures. Just movements that enhance the flexibility of your joints. This was originally designed for arthritics. The only modifications that you have to make for fibro is to

1] Take a mild pain reliever like Tylenol about 20 minutes before beginning for the first few times
2] Only do 3 or 4 repetitions of the movements for the first few weeks until you get more limber
3] Follow up with a large glass of water, nice hot shower and one more glass of water

Don't try to get through the whole series the first time. Take your time, rest whenever you want and be sure to finish up with a complete relaxed rest. Oh, and if you don't have a yoga pad a couple of thick beach towels on the living room carpet will do.

Here's the link:

Yoga Flexibility Series

I'd recommend printing it out and doing it little by little. When I stick with my yoga it makes me feel all sparklie inside... Can't really explain it other than it seems to have a renewing effect on me. After the once a week for 6 weeks class was finished my hubby asked if I could find another one. He said it made me happier! So that's why I keep doing it.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


Terrie B
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   Posted 11/12/2008 11:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie~
Thank you so much for the information on the yoga. I really want to try something to make me feel and look better. With the chronic pain and now the fibro added on top, I have gained some very unwanted weight. I'm really looking for something that I can do and that I enjoy so that I might stick with it! Feeling "sparklie" on the inside would be quite a bonus too! lol Thanks again for the info!
 
 
                                         Terrie


Jeannie143
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   Posted 11/12/2008 11:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Terrie,
One thing I can tell you that will help along with the yoga is to try the "Nothing white except cauliflower and cottage cheese" food plan for about two weeks. If part of your pain is from joint inflammation and mild arthritis you will feel an immediate lessening of pain from a lowered carb food plan. I discovered this quite by accident and when I mentioned it to my internist she said, "Oh, yea... carb intake has a HUGE impact on inflammation levels!" I was like... SO WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME THIS BEFORE?!?!?! She said that most patients won't stick with it so she doesn't offer it.

I did this to get my blood sugar under control and was able to chuck my insulin and avandia by stopping all foods with grain in them. It takes a bit of getting used to and turkey roll ups in romaine instead of pita looks a little strange, but 42 lbs later I'm a believer! You can find more about this food plan on the diabetes forum here on HW.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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