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I would like to know though if these subjects are normally active or if they are inactive?
Would any exercise have the same effect?
As a scientist and a fibro patient, I'll vouch for this... my own symptoms lessen when I am able to regularly practice yoga.
But have you tried sports? I would be interested in knowing if its only yoga taht works.
I wonder if the yoga was 1hr a day or less? And whether pilates would also helpful seeing that they are similar in their use of the body for stretching and posing?!? Maybe the muscle groups that yoga targets, the core and frequently unused muscles, are the key relieving the pain!?
Good questions. It would be interesting to repeat the study using other forms of exercise, including Pilates.
So I just realised that apart from what I see on the TV I'm not actually sure what it is.
On TV it says it is overactive nerves. I thought that it was a trapped nerve. Can someone who knows more about this, give me some info.
According to wikipedia it's muscle and connective tissue pain and heightened and painful response to pressure. It says the cause isn't known but is suspected to be a lower threshold for pain because of increased sensitivity to pain signals in the brain. Basically they don't really know. It's often related to depression and stress. It would be interesting to see whether yoga helps people with depression/stress, whether it's a mind thing, or a body thing.
Don't you love Wiki, although in this case it is a whole lot of waffle and not much insight.
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