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Can Yoga Really Help You Manage Your Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain?

The short answer is yes it can.

When I first got my diagnosis, I remember my doctor being full of advice. So, you know how it goes – “take this pill, pace yourself and exercise”. I remember thinking EXERCISE???? Really??? I had trouble getting out of bed in the morning.  My muscles ached so bad and he wanted me to exercise!!

Over the years I tried swimming. Worked out at the gym. I walked, even jogged and all of it proved counter productive. I was left feeling frustrated, fatigued, in more pain and concluded exercise was never going to be for me. Right?

Then I discovered Yoga.

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Taking Care Of Your Brain and Your Emotional Health

Health Check for Your Brain & Emotional Mind

As we mark World Mental Health Day, I got thinking about how our physical condition impacts on our mental state. Our feelings of frustration, anxiety and anger all come from our emotional mind as opposed to our physical body. I am preaching to the converted when I say how much our pain and fatigue impacts our mental state. Therefore, it is important for us to ensure that we look after our emotional body, not just the physical.

To still our mind of all feelings and emotions is impossible. But there are things that we can do to ensure that we give our brain the best chance of dealing and processing all those thoughts and ultimately benefitting our physical body.

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