YOGA FOR FIBROMYALGIA


About Yoga for Fibromyalgia


Fibromyalgia sufferers experience widespread pain, sleep disturbance, stiffness, fatigue, headache, and mood disorders. 

Yoga, meditation and mindfulness can help get to the root cause of Fibromyalgia by calming an over-active sympathetic nervous system. This makes them a useful fibromyalgia treatment. 

Gentle stretches can ease stiff muscles and joints. Slow, deep breathing can encourage relaxation and improves mood and sleep quality, and meditation/mindfulness can enable sufferers to distinguish between the physical pain and the emotional issues around pain, thus improving mood and quality of life.


What the clinical studies say


Yoga

  • Alleviates depression 
  • Decreases cortisol levels 
  • Improvement in Fibromyalgia 
  • Impact Questionnaire Revised (FIQR) score 
  • Improves mood 
  • Improves quality of life 
  • Increases work attendance 
  • Reduces anxiety 
  • Reduces fatigue 
  • Reduces pain 
  • Reduces stiffness
Meditation

  • Alleviates depression 
  • Improves mood 
  • Reduces fatigue 
  • Reduces stiffness