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Fibromyalgia and Yoga

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Fibromyalgia and Yoga

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia on the 19th of february 2019 and I had constant pain all over my body.

The doctor said 3 sentences:

-no specific reason for it

-no treatment for it

-you have to live with it

The door was shut.I had 2 babies to handle, a young husband to love,a happy home to secure, a full time job to achieve and lovely dreams to yearn to.

I felt hopeless, shocked and devastated. 

He was hopeful and faithful. Hope and faith for him meant more love, embracement, continuous research and finding solutions.

He knew that behind every pain there is a reason. The research led to “life logy treatment” in lebanon. I started the treatment but it was not enough.i kept feeling the darkness inside me.

So i decided to go further and to work on a holistic approach.i started, meditation, customized diet for fibro and regular yoga practice with Alaa, at Beirut Yoga Center Studio.

It seemed that I was living in the “shadows of the past” and not seeing the light in the present.

The pain told me “you must be the change you wish to see in the world”-ghandi

Change meant adhering to a new lifestyle far from home, from work, from beloved husband, from duties and so much near “ME”.

Fibro/pain had a message: CHANGE!!

The learnings i had from this journey??

  • Some might minimize your pain.some others will sympathize. A 3rd group would support. I found my support within a bunch of strangers whom i met during this journey.
  • Finding a purpose to get out of bed everyday was one of the changes in the healing process.Alaa Ghanem  and Beirut Yoga Center, when we met i was barely able to do the minimum moves due to the pain, yet now I feel much better, and I advise anyone to do this practice and strat with the yoga.
    Thank you for all the hard work.

Author: Mirna Ghanimeh

During a class with Yoga Instructor Alaa Ghanem

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