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Int J Yoga Therap. 2012;(22):53-7.

Gentle Hatha yoga and reduction of fibromyalgia-related symptoms: a preliminary report.

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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, MN, USA. yogalisa@live.com

Abstract

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.

PMID:
23070672
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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