Objectives and Methods: This study examined whether gentle Hatha yoga reduced fibromyalgia-related symptoms for a convenience sample of 10 participants ranging in age from 39 to 64 years who received yoga instruction 2 times per week for 8 weeks. Methods: Respondents completed the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire 1 time per week and provided weekly journal reports regarding their health status. Pre- and post-intervention manual tender point evaluations were also conducted. Results: Findings provide evidence of association between participating in gentle Hatha yoga classes and reduced fibromyalgia - related symptoms. Conclusions: Additional randomized controlled trials with larger sample sizes and greater empirical rigor are needed to more fully understand this relationship.
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Gentle Hatha Yoga and Reduction of Fibromyalgia-Related Symptoms: A Preliminary Report
Int J Yoga Therap (2012) 22 (1): 53–58.
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Lisa Rudrud; Gentle Hatha Yoga and Reduction of Fibromyalgia-Related Symptoms: A Preliminary Report. Int J Yoga Therap 1 January 2012; 22 (1): 53–58. doi: https://doi.org/10.17761/ijyt.22.1.hp278678261h5363
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