Item description for Yoga for Fibromyalgia: Move, Breathe, and Relax to Improve Your Quality of Life (Rodmell Press Yoga Shorts) by Shoosh Lettick Crotzer, Dan Mayers, Paul Hoffman, S. M. M. Young, Edmund Ollier, Deborah Williams & Cory Doctorow...
Fibromyalgia, which affects more women than men, is characterized by widespread pain in muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points — places on the body where slight pressure causes pain. Although mainstream medicine has yet to devise a successful plan for treating fibromyalgia, yoga offers sensible strategies for managing, and sometimes overcoming, the pain. Written by a yoga teacher and suitable for both yoga novices and veterans, this book is grounded in simple movements, breathing techniques, and guided visualization and relaxation sessions. Readers learn to reduce stress and manage fibromyalgia through eight sequences: four for pain relief, one to diminish fatigue and improve sleep, and three for maintaining body awareness and general flexibility. The author's simple, supportive language and mixture of theory, practice, and the latest scientific data offer hope for one of the most challenging health conditions.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7" Height: 9" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Mar 17, 2008
Publisher Rodmell Press
ISBN 1930485166 ISBN13 9781930485167
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Great for anyone with fibromyalgia, arthritis, or lower back pain Jun 18, 2008
Reviewed by Randy A. Lakin for RebeccasReads (6/08)
Shoosh Lettick Crotzer's new book hits the spot for those suffering with Fibromyalgia. The combination of her knowledge of training in Iyengar style Yoga that she began in India in 1974 and her master's degree in diagnostic education has enabled her to write this book that covers different poses for those in pain. When most individuals think of yoga they think of someone standing on their head stretching their limbs in all sorts of shapes. "Yoga for Fibromyalgia" is not one of those books. Shoosh has done work for the Arthritis Foundation and the National MS Society. Through this experience she understands how hard it is for many individuals to exercise and she understands the body's need for exercise.
Though her continued work with students and their fibromyalgia symptoms has enabled her to develop the adaptive yoga poses used in this book. These sets of yoga asana (poses) that she has laid out in her new book have taken traditional yoga and transformed it into something that everyone can use, no matter what the level of pain may be. In my personal opinion, I think this book will be great for anyone with fibromyalgia, arthritis or low back pain. After five back operations I tried nearly every asana and exercise personally and was able to do them all.
The book itself is laid out so it is easy for anyone to follow. The pictures clearly show what the asanas (poses) look like and the descriptions of each asana or exercise make it so you can do these on your own. After a few weeks of doing the yoga set out in this book I think you will see a difference. Trust me I know what it is to live your life in constant pain. If not for yoga, I would most likely be in the wheelchair that the doctors told me I would end up in five years ago. You cannot go wrong with Shoosh's book; this one is a winner for those in pain from fibromyalgia. It's a must for the bookshelf of anyone who would like to be healthier, but is in need of help.
Very good book Jun 16, 2008
I have really enjoyed this book. It doesn't require too much effort for those of us who are limited in our ability to move.
She lost me at the "What is Fibromyalgia" section May 25, 2008
In Part I the author says FM is a "arthritis-related condition." It's not. That's pretty well covered in the research conducted over the last few years. As a person living with FM and an advocate for awareness and continued research I have a hard time taking the rest of a book titled "Yoga for FM" that was just published this year seriously after that intro to the illness. As a yoga practitioner for 30 years, there's nothing dangerous for the PWF in this book. Good for the newcomer to yoga.
A Recommendation from My Student with Fibromyalgia Apr 22, 2008
I recommended Yoga for Fibromyalgia to one of my students. Even though she is already familiar with restorative yoga and how to use yoga props, she felt this book was very worthwhile, especially for her home practice. Here is what she said: "It's nice to see it all laid out and easy to follow. This book would be a benefit to any teachers with fibromites like me in their classes. It also applies to anyone with a disease like FMS; arthritis, chronic fatigue, etc. I also like it for new people because it's written simply, easy to understand, short and concise. Some books are so long and have way too much info for people just starting out. Not to mention trying to read and understand when you are in a flare up with brain fog!"
Thank you, Shoosh Lettick Crotzer, for writing this helpful book!
--Suza Francina, certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, author, The New Yoga for Healthy Aging and other books.
This book is very helpful Apr 7, 2008
I found this book to be very helpful. The author is very well-informed and the writing is easy to follow. This books offers great tips on managing fibro through yoga!