For people with pain

Yoga can help people with pain reduce symptoms, keep up exercise and develop personally. You will need different classes at different stages of your pain journey. Here are some guidelines to help you choose the most appropriate pain-sensitive yoga class for you. Pain-Specific Yoga Classes 
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Beginners yoga class too muchYou may have heard that yoga is good for persistent pain. An appropriate class can help with your pain care by teaching you to relax, to participate comfortably in exercise, and develop body awareness. But many people with chronic pain find even beginners classes are too much for them.  They say they to feel frustrated when they can't keep up with others in the class.  Here are some guidelines for approaching your first yoga class when you experience chronic pain.

How to travel with FibromyalgiaIt’s coming up to summer holidays, which for many people is a chance to get away, to camp, see friends or explore the world.  For people experiencing Fibromyalgia merely the thought of a long car ride or plane flight will trigger the worry alarm, but it is possible to learn to travel comfortably and visit far away places that enrich your life. Here are some suggestions for preparing your body and your mindset, whether it's a long weekend in wine country, a European sojourn or a long hike in China.

The Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability offers comprehensive webinars on chronic pain management.  In this session, Dr Ingrid Federoff explains that pain isn't all in your head, but that psychological factors do affect the likelihood of your recovery so are worth paying attention to.

Here are eight of Dr Federoff's key points to help you in your own care and when working with others:

Yogic Education definitionThe University of Lille, France, offers the only University Diploma in Yogic Education in the world.  Rachael completed her studies in 2011 and this model for integrative, self-directed health care now allows us to help those experiencing persistent pain to uncover wellness in all areas of their life. Wellness is more than the absence of physical discomfort