Could a Tailored Yoga Practice Address My Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

Could a Tailored Yoga Practice Address My Fibromyalgia Symptoms?
I attended my first yoga class in the 1970s. The instructor was an octogenarian who was as agile as a cat. He ended each class by saying, “You’re only as young as your spine is flexible.” I was reminded of those words the other morning when I had difficulty getting out of bed. Sadly, my relationship with yoga ended temporarily with that first series of classes. Some years later, I attended another course with a different instructor. After each of those evening classes, I fell asleep more easily and slept more soundly. The result was decreased pain and increased energy. I vowed to continue the practice after those classes ended. I haven't been entirely faithful to my promise, although I have practiced yoga off and on over the years. My usual motivation for restarting my practice was a formal class, though it was an awkward experience for me. Attending a class required my speaking to the instructors beforehand to inform them that fibromyalgia and repetitive motion don’t mix, and that I would be limiting myself to one or two repetitions of each movement. I hated singling myself out in that manner, but I felt that the alternative was to appear disinterested or incapable — neither of which were true of me. With the advent of the internet, and more specifically, YouTube, I found that I could foll
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