Chloe wanted to take up more physical activity but was restricted by muscle and joint pain from sarcoidosis. Her condition seemed to be exacerbated by being run down, and while she said she felt most well after a good sleep, she suffered from insomnia. Chloe’s psychologist specialises in pain and recommended her to Yoga for Pain.
John was experiencing pain in a number of postures in his Bikram Yoga class and wanted to know what was and wasn’t suitable for an ongoing problem in his back. He had been seeing a musculoskeletal physiotherapist for persistent back pain that he attributed to twenty years of high-level sport and physical work. John’s physiotherapist considered that John could benefit from an outside perspective on his yoga practice so that he could practice safely and in the most beneficial way for his body.
Recently, I was invited to give a guest talk as part of the The Pain Explained Lecture Series. I shared my journey of moving through Fibromyalgia, running away to the circus and re-discovering my relationship with my body.
We celebrated eighteen months of Gentle Yoga for Fibromyalgia with a fundraiser event - an afternoon of gentle movement and relaxation, with part of the proceeds going to WA's Fibromyalgia Support Network.
Gentle Yoga is based around the very specific needs of those diagnosed with Fibromyalgia,...