I have Fibromyalgia (FM); that is what brought me to yoga. Yoga worked for me. Chronic pain became less, muscle stiffness became less and I found I had increased energy and stamina. However, this didn’t all happen for me overnight. I started by taking 4 – 1 1/2 hour classes per week, plus I did yoga at home. The improvement in my overall well-being took several months for me to realize. Is the FM gone? No. Do I continue to have pain, stiffness and fatigue? Yes. But…the flare-ups are less frequent and when I do have increased pain, stiffness and fatigue I rely on my yoga, continued exercise (exercise as gentle as walking and swimming) and extra rest to get me through. FM no longer controls me; I control it.
Click on the link below to read just one of many studies regarding Yoga and FM.