Yoga for Fibromyalgia: Move, Breathe, and Relax to Improve Your Quality of Life

Yoga for Fibromyalgia: Move, Breathe, and Relax to Improve Your Quality of Life

by Shoosh Lettick Crotzer
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930485617
Publisher:
Rodmell Press
Publication date:
03/17/2008
Series:
Rodmell Press Yoga Shorts
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
842,143
File size:
780 KB

Meet the Author

About the Author
Shoosh Lettick Crotzer has been teaching yoga since 1974 and now specializes in working with students with special needs. She has a masters degree in diagnostic education. In 1994, while teaching for the National MS Society, she founded the production and distribution company Mobility Limited and wrote and produced the video Yoga for MS. She wrote and produced Yoga for Arthritis in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation in 1997. She has given workshops and made presentations on yoga and arthritis at international rheumatology conferences.
Shoosh began her yoga training in India in the 1970s and continued with Sivananda Yoga teachers in Los Angeles. She has a background in Iyengar-style yoga and has studied with Joel Kramer, Ganga White, and Tracey Rich.

Shoosh has taught yoga at universities, yoga centers, health clubs, and privately throughout the country. She is the founder and director of the nonprofit organization Enhancement, Inc., which works to improve the quality of life for breast cancer survivors. She lives in Morro Bay, California, with her husband, Colby.

Yoga with Shoosh Lettick Crotzer
Shoosh Lettick Crotzer offers ongoing yoga classes in Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo, California. She also teaches workshops and gives presentations on yoga for persons with special needs, such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and cancer. For more information, email her at shsh@mobilityltd.com.

Videos and CD
By Shoosh Lettick Crotzer, produced and distributed by her company, Mobility Limited,
(800) 366–6038, www.mobilityltd.com.
Yoga for Arthritis: Pathways to Better Living with Arthritis&Related Conditions (DVD)
Yoga for MS and Related Conditions: Pathways Exercise Video for People with Limited Mobility (DVD)
Rest Easy: Three Guided Relaxation Routines to Help Reduce Stress (CD)

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