Yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation—which promote bodily and mental control and well-being—is gaining use as a way to manage pain caused by fibromyalgia.
If you want to learn techniques to help manage your symptoms, come join a new weekly “Yoga for Fibromyalgia” class offered at Bozeman Deaconess. Half-hour sessions are held Thursday mornings, beginning at 10 am, in the Wheatgrass Room on the campus of Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.
This class is designed for beginners unfamiliar with yoga poses and stretches, but those with yoga experience are also welcome. Bring a mat if available; blocks and other yoga equipment are provided.
Classes are $5.00 each, payable at the door. Please call (406) 414-1644 to reserve your space. This program is being sponsored by the physicians at Bozeman Deaconess Rheumatology and facilitated by certified yoga instructor, Lisa Souba.
Benefits for fibromyalgia patients:
• Helps manage chronic joint and muscle pain
• Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
• Improves quality of sleep and rest
• Boosts the immune system
• Enhances the capacity for calm thinking and creativity
• Promotes self-awareness
• Works with the breath