Fibromyalgia is a common and chronic disorder commonly characterized by widespread, pervasive pain and tenderness in the body, muscle stiffness, fatigue, sleep difficulties, cognitive difficulties and emotional distress. Fibromyalgia typically develops during middle adulthood and affects 2-10% of the population, majority of which are women. Symptoms of fibromyalgia often vary in nature and intensity and may be present for days, weeks or several years. Living with ongoing pain often leads to other emotional disturbances such as loneliness, isolation, anxiety and depression.
Lapranas unique combination of tailored yoga and pranayama breathing techniques together with mindfulness meditation will help relieve your symptoms of Fibromyalgia by:
• Reducing stress (which often reduces the main trigger of fibromyalgia attacks)
• Calming the mind
• Shifting the nervous system out of stress response and into relaxation
• Slowly loosening cramped muscles
• Relaxing the body
• Increasing body awareness
• Reducing pain
One of the few certainties about fibromyalgia is that it affects everyone differently. As a result, some people may want to bring awareness back into the body with meditation and pranayama before starting an asana practice, whereas others find they want to move straight into a deeply restorative yoga. It is all about what works best for you and your body.
It is normal to feel overwhelmed or fearful at the thought of going inside your body through the practice of yoga, since the condition of Fibromyalgia means you are so constantly running away from the body. But through a warm, nurturing, person-centered approach, I aim to help Fibromyalgia patients move from a place of fear, pain and dissociation, to love, connectedness and relaxation.
Note: External Ayurvedic medical advice and treatment by a certified Ayurveda practitioner is highly recommended for individuals with Fibromyalgia to provide crucial dietary, lifestyle, herbal and detoxification assistance.
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BPsych(Hons) & Registered Yoga Teacher
My aim is to improve the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of the individual using a holistic, mind-body model of wellness. I take a philosophical, person-centred approach as I work together with the client to uncover the underlying issue at hand. By identifying the root cause of an issue, I believe we can more readily achieve transformative, lasting wellbeing. Based on the premise that every individual is complex and unique; treatment is tailored and personalised to suit the particular physical, mental, emotional and social needs of each individual.
After completing my Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) at Queensland University of Technology, I travelled to India where I completed my yoga teacher training course. Since then, I have lived between Brisbane, Byron Bay and Melbourne, working both nationally and internationally to integrate my passions in yoga and psychology.
By layering and melding ancient Eastern Yoga philosophy with more contemporary Western models of psychology, the profound principles buried in each of them become clearer and stronger, and an intensity of effectiveness becomes possible. Using a synergistic blend of techniques from both East and West, I believe deeply transformative, whole-self healing is possible.