Exercise for fibromyalgia that allows you to lay in comfortable positions for long time periods. Does it get any better that that? Does it really help?
Restorative Yoga gives you a nice supportive block under your lower back and a lovely rug over your body and shoulders to keep you feeling safe, relaxed and warm! Doesn’t this gentle exercise that soothes sections of your body that are in pain sound amazing?
Well that is what restorative yoga is all about! Because of its extremely gentle nature, it is also commonly called ‘active relaxation’ and can be highly beneficial to those suffering from Fibromyalgia symptoms, chronic fatigue, stress or injury.
Restorative yoga is different than other forms of Yoga, as it doesn’t mimic a cardio workout and it does not include holding yoga positions that can be to hard for those suffering with fibro. When taking a restorative yoga class some things to expect are spending extended periods of time lying on blocks, blankets and yoga bolsters. These are all designed helping to keep the postures as low impact and relaxing as possible.
Restorative yoga is an great option to consider for anyone that wishes to allow their body time to actively relax, heal and restore itself from the daily stresses of life and illness. If you are thinking about joining a class, you can usually expect a supportive and non-judgmental environment, where all levels of ability are welcomed. However, make sure to do your research and maybe see if you can find recommendations from family and friends.
If you are already participating in Yoga or just about to try it out. I would love to hear your thoughts and results in the comments below!