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The Hypermobile Yogi – Practicing Yoga with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

The Hypermobile Yogi – Practicing Yoga with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome “Many people have flexible or loose joints. They’re the people, maybe like you, who did gymnastics or ballet when they were young and are “good” at yoga. Their joints move farther and more easily than most people’s joints, so they often can do tricks like bending their thumbs forward until they touch their forearms. Sometimes these people are called “double-jointed,” and some may even have dislocated or popped their joints out of the socket. The medical term for joints that move too far is hypermobility, and the word for...

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Joint hypermobility and barre classes – 4 tips to play it safe and get the most out of your workout.

Joint hypermobility and barre classes – 4 Tips to play it safe and get the most out of your workout. Barre workouts are one of the best types of mainstream exercise you can do for joint hypermobility. If done correctly, barre workouts are incredibly effective for strengthening all of the tiny accessory muscles that often cause problems for us. Accessory muscles are especially important for sitting, standing, or doing anything different from our normal daily activities. Because normal activities use both our big muscles and our small accessory muscles, when we sit, our big muscles get a break and our tiny...

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Yoga and Hypermobility – Managing Chronic Pain and Joint Stabilization with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes/Hypermobility Syndromes

Yoga and Hypermobility – Managing Chronic Pain and Joint Stabilization with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes/Hypermobility Syndromes   “Yoga is dangerous for EDS.” “I was told not to do yoga.” “Yoga will make you end up in a wheelchair.”  I’m sure that you’ve heard all these phrases before, and many people feel that all three are absolute truths. While we all are entitled to our opinions, the fact is there is no black and white factual statement that has come out about doing yoga when you have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Usually, our ideas stem from personal beliefs, from what we have been told by someone we...

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Diagnosing Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) – The decision I will always regret and life post October 2014 flu shot (post 4 of 4 in series)

Diagnosing Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) – Post 4 of 4 in series The decision I will always regret and life post October 2014 flu shot   “Katie’s list of symptoms included the following: 24/7 headaches and migraines, 24/7 stabbing ear pain, hyperacusis, fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea, all over joint pain, constant sore throat, visual disturbances, light sensitivity, cognitive issues such as memory and severe comprehension problems, random numbness and tingling, weird “bug crawling” skin sensations, generalized weakness throughout her body (it was difficult for Katie to just sit in the shower to bathe), dizziness, fainting and heart palpitations....

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Diagnosing Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) – More Questions and Answers (Post 3 of 4 in series)

Diagnosing Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) – More Questions and Answers (Post 3 of 4 in series)   As a follow-up to my first and second posts about Diagnosing Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), below are the additional questions that I asked and also emailed to Dr. Afrin & his responses. Questions and answers are posted with permission from Dr. Afrin:  1. Is MCAS/MCAD linked to cardiac issues like Atrial Fibrillation and aneurysm? Or, is it possible? (I asked this one because of my own family history, as well as questions I’ve received from people personally and to the EDNF...

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