Fibromyalgia is related to neurological disorder. It is characterized by stiffness in joints, muscular pains, constant fatigue and mood swings. The patient of fibromyalgia feels extreme discomfort while performing simple day to day tasks. This further aggravates anxiety and stress level for the sufferer.
Though the cause for fibromyalgia has not been ascertained but it is seen that Yoga exercises help to ease pain in muscles and joints and lower stress level with yoga breathing and relaxation techniques. Yoga exercises treat fibromyalgia patients gently and slowly. Yoga poses and stretching exercises heal the patient physically and mentally.
Yoga Exercises for Fibromyalgia
Standing Yoga Postures for Fibromyalgia
The Chair Pose
The chair pose improves balancing and it boosts your energy level. Thus, it helps to make fibromyalgia patient feel better. Stand straight with your feet placed at 12 inches distance.
Stretch your arms in front of you with palms facing each other. Inhale and bend down till your knees are parallel to your feet. Press your heels down. Come up while inhaling and again go down while exhaling. Repeat 10 times or less if you feel tired.
The Triangle Pose
The triangle pose improves flexibility of the spine. It alleviates pain from lower back and hips. Stand straight with your legs at 12-15 inches distance, spread your arms along the shoulders and keep your back and neck straight.
Inhale and while exhaling bend to your right side till your hand reaches the ankle, simultaneously raise your left hand towards the sky and fix your gaze at your left hand. Hold the pose for 5 seconds. Inhale and come back to starting position. Repeat on the other side. Complete 3 sets of triangle pose. Go slow and do not over exert yourself while bending to touch your ankle.
The Dancer’s Pose
The dancer’s pose creates energy and vitality in your body and helps to keep moving without feeling tired or fatigued. It removes stiffness and pain from your knees and ankles. Stand straight with your feet placed together. Spread your right arm along the shoulder or stand against a wall and place your hand on the wall to maintain balance.
Fold your left leg and hold the foot with your left hand, press the foot in to your hip and hold the pose for 5-10 seconds. Breathe normally and focus on inhale and exhale. Release the foot and come back to starting position. Repeat with the other leg. This completes one set; complete 3 sets of the dancer’s pose to treat fibromyalgia.
Sitting Yoga Posture for Fibromyalgia
Vajra asana helps to relieve stiffness in the spine, knees and legs. Sit down on your knees with legs folded at the back. Open your knees wide, place your toes close together and keep the heels separated from each other. Rest your hips on the heels, you may place a rolled towel or blanket under the hips in case of any discomfort.
Lift your arms above the head, inhale and bend down while exhaling. Place your arms on the floor with your weight rested on the elbows. Try to bring your chest as close to the floor as possible. Close your eyes and take 3-4 normal breaths. Inhale and come back to starting position. Repeat 3 times.
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