8 Yoga Poses To Help With Fibromyalgia Pain

People who suffer from Fibromyalgia tend to find exercising a challenge. These eight adaptable yoga poses have very positive affects towards Fibromyalgia relief. They alleviate tension in your muscles and provide overall relaxation!

1.     Tadasana or Mountain Pose

Tadasana, or Mountain Pose, may seem simple, but posture is everything. By taking deep breaths and focusing on your breathing, you will feel more grounded. Your muscles will gradually feel relaxed and your stress level will decrease.

2.     Uttanasana or Standing Forward Fold

Uttanasana, also known as Standing Forward Fold, is a pose that will stretch out your back muscles, increase your flexibility and have a calming effect on the body. It may be difficult for you to go all the way down but you can modify it depending on your comfortability.

3.     Virabhadrasana I or Warrior I

Warrior I, or Virabhadrasana, is a pose that will not only strengthen your leg, back and arm muscles but will provide you with an overall calming effect.

4.     Viparita Karani

Viparita Karani will reduce swelling due to reverse blood flow. If you are unable to do this pose to the fullest extent, you can use something to prop you up in order to alleviate any discomfort.

5.     Balasana or Child’s Pose

Child’s Pose, also known as Balasana, is meant to help quiet your mind. It is a restorative pose that takes away all outside stimulus. In this pose, your main focus will be on your breathing but you will also feel a light stretch in your back and shoulders.

6.     Bhujangasana or Cobra

Bhujangasana, or Cobra, can be very beneficial to people suffering from Fibromyalgia because it opens up the chest and front of the body. This can pose a challenge to some due to the extreme sensitivity of this area. Be careful to gradually lift your chest up from the floor, with your hands on the floor (palms down), and to only go as far as your body feels comfortable.

7.     Baddha Konasana

Baddha Konasana is a pose that will stretch out your knees groin, and hips. This pose will increase your flexibility with practice so make sure to gradually ease into it.

8.     Shavasana

Shavasana is the ending pose of your yoga session. This is your time to clear your mind and reflect. It may seem like you are just laying down but it is about restoring your mind and body. Focus on your breathing and try to stay in the moment; do not let your mind wander.

 

Sources: http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/yoga-asanas-to-reduce-fibromyalgia/, https://www.doyouyoga.com/8-yoga-poses-for-fibromyalgia/, Shutterstock for Images

 

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