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Exercise Can Ease Fibromyalgia Pain

Low-impact exercise reduces pain and fatigue – and increases your ability to function.

A yoga move for fibromyalgia

One yoga move that helped Matallana was the modified tree pose or Vriksha-asana, which can help develop balance, centering, and core strength. To start:

Stand facing a wall, with your right hand flat against the wall for support.

Place your feet together.

Shift your weight onto your right foot and lift your left foot off the floor.

Bend the left knee and bring the sole of your left foot high onto the inner right thigh.

Press the foot into the thigh and the thigh back into the foot as you raise your left arm over your head.

Switch sides.

As you gain confidence, do this move without the wall for support and instead raise both arms over your head, palms together.

Reviewed on August 08, 2008

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