Yoga Poses for Fibromyalgia Patients : Chest Opener Yoga Stretch for Fibromyalgia Patients

Yoga Poses for Fibromyalgia Patients : Chest Opener Yoga Stretch for Fibromyalgia Patients


I’m going to demonstrate the Chest Opener.
This is really good for those who actually have asthma. But, good for those with fibromyalgia.
Because, it brings the energy back into the chest area. We’re going to take the hands
back. You’re going to try not to put too much pressure on the back of the hands. Most of
this comes from opening the chest. If you have issues with your neck, only look up a
little bit. You’re going to push forward with the inhale with your chest and slightly look
up. As you exhale, draw the chin back down and slightly pull the shoulders forward tucking
your abs in. It can be a really big move or it can be small. And, exhale. Again, if that
bothers your neck then you’re going to only want to take the chest out and just look forward
instead of looking up. It still allows the chest to open. Good and tuck and round in.
So, you open with the inhale. Really focus on your breath. That’s the whole focus of
fibromyalgia, bringing that energy back into the body. Face is relaxed, eyes are soft.
Good. You can take that back. If you’re wrists begin to bother you by holding them back,
then you’re going to take the hands and slide them up a little bit and just open like this.
Chest and then round. So, you can do it either with the hands in the back or just the hands
placed comfortably on the legs. Good. So, you’ll inhale deeply and really draw the navel
to the spine. Excellent. So, try to do a couple of those. I usually do three or four of those
and move on to the next.