Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal syndrome. It is, by its nature as a syndrome, not really a disease as people would know. It is better to reveal the fact that fibromyalgia has no cure in medical world. But it can be managed by asana, pranayam and meditation; it needs to be managed differently than a standard disease. It is definite cure in yoga world.
Symptom & Solution:
Fibromyalgia means pain in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons – the soft fibrous tissues in the body. Most patients with fibromyalgia say that they ache all over. Their muscles may feel like they were pulled or overworked. Sometimes fibromyalgia symptoms include muscle twitches and burning sensations. More women than men are afflicted with fibromyalgia, and it shows up in people of all ages. A conservative estimate of its prevalence is 2% of the general population, but it may be as high as 3-5%.
Don’t suffer in silence. Take the help of yoga and it can give you a wonderful result.
There are some exercises which can give you very good result.
This technique is basically for brain and motor nervous system.
Keep your hands on knees sit in vajrasana (like Namaj pose). Inhale and raise hand towards head. Now bend touching your forehead to the ground. Upper part and hands should be completely stretched breathe normal and hold it. But without raising hip from toes. Now inhale and bring hands and chest back to normal position and come in vajrasana.
While doing the asana if you feel pain in lumbar (back) or cervical region then do not hold it for long. It should be avoided in slip disk also.
This asana is very beneficial for people having stiff spine. In this asana the whole spine is stretched and it is very relaxing technique.
In yogic therapy, goumukhasana has got great importance. Especially neck or cervical spondylitis and pain in upper body, patient’s gets maximum benefit from this asana.
Keeping your back straight spread your legs and sits comfortably. Make your mind to do this asana and inhale deeply 2-3 times. Now fold your left leg from the knee and touch the heels to the right hip and right leg should be kept on the side of left leg. Knees should be kept one upon the other. Now take right hand up and bend it from elbow to place it on your back and take left hand from downward to interlock both hands.
Neck should be straight chest should be blown outward. Look straight keeping your breath normal for half a minute. Now change position of hands and legs do the same exercise.
While doing exercise one should be alert towards breathing. Normal breath must be experienced throughout. At the back of chest where both hands fingers are interlocked. One should concentrate on that part.
It makes chest, thoracic and cervical part stronger. Even our lungs and trachea gets strengthened and it removes all obstruction related to these part.
MARJARI ASANA (Cat Pose)
Marjari asana gives complete soft or smooth stretching of spine, which simultaneously strengthens motor nervous system, diaphragm and our lungs related disease, gets controlled.
Sit in vajrasana. Now taking deep breath 2-3 times, gets ready for the asana. Now stand on your knees and put your hands on floor in that way as if it comes straight parallel to the shoulder. Taking breath inside bending your waist down and raise your head up same as cats do. Stay in the position for 10 seconds but keeping your breath normal. Now exhale and bring your head downwards and spine in form of bow should be raised up staying there for 10 seconds see your breath normal. Same way repeat it for 5 times.
While inhaling bend your spine downwards as you do in bhujangasana.
Exhaling make a bow.
Asthma patient should not stop breathing otherwise it has side effects.
It helps in expansion of our lungs and chest and makes it stronger.
This asana is beneficial for all age group.
Doing this exercise regularly helps in controlling our breath related problems.
Lie down on your stomach, rest your chin on your down turned hands. Your spine should be straight. Forehead should be relaxed. In this position now take a deep breath and inhaling raise your right leg straight as easily as you can .Hold it in this position holding the breath .Now bring the leg down, slowly exhaling at the same speed.
Repeat the same with the left leg. And after that do this with both legs. Repeat 10 times with each leg and 5 times with both legs.
To strengthen lumbar region.
Coordination of disc and vertebrae.
To bring the navel in alignment.
While lifting the leg there should be a strain in the navel region .At this point keep inhaling slowly in tandem with the speed of the leg that is being lifted.
At that moment breath should feel normal .If you have an acute back problem then don’t do this exercise with both legs for some time.
Do not turn your neck side ways during exercise.
Repetition: repeat 10 times.
Bhujang ASANA (Cobra Pose)
This is one of the best asana and prevents a lot of diseases. This is especially a panacea for an injured spine and all spinal problems.
Lie on the stomach with your legs together or little apart. The chin should touch the ground, so should each palm be in front of each shoulder, the hands pressing down. As you inhale, slowly raise your upper portion of the body just like a snake .Hold this position for a second holding the breath and then slowly return to your original position and exhale breath.
Do not hold your breath for more than a second. Keep the elbow straight, roll the shoulders back, tilt the head back slightly and look up. Stay in this pose for 10 to 20 seconds. After you have practiced for several days and are able to do this comfortably you can increase the time for holding the pose.
You should be able to feel some stress on your spine, upper stomach and diaphragm.
If any body has had surgery in the lumber region, he/she should do this exercise with the legs apart.
Target muscle: upper stomach and hip muscles should be tightened while going up.
For slip disc patients this is the best remedy.
It strengthens the lumbar region by increasing blood circulation, balancing our
digestion and excretion. This activates our liver and kidneys.
Diaphragm gets strengthened. It brings our breath into balance thus decreasing stress.
The pituitary gland secretions are regulated and problems related to menstruation and other gynaecological problems are cured.
Repetition: Repeat 10 times.
Note: Before Practicing this you need to consult a expert guru