Hi all, back again with strong determination to manage 'this'( hate the word fybromylagia) right away from start.

Many many years ago I started practising Tai Chi (and stoped). I remember that form was a bit difficult but it has help with my balance and clumsiness at the time. As there are many different forms, and some are quite gentile, I was wondering if anyone has tried it to deal with pain and focus? I am considering to start again, either tai chi or yoga. As soon as I find affordable class in my area.

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  • Hi majaz, iv heard yoga is very good for 'this' and swimming... Go for it!

    I did a 2.5 mile walk today and It went ok :-) I used to walk 5-6 miles a day before 'this' I really miss it x

  • Well done on the walk hun. Good for you 😊 Lu xx

  • I don't know the name for it but there is a gentler option of Tai Chi but of the same ethos. I have been meaning to find out the name I will let you know. Unless anyone else knows?


  • I think it's called tai chi yang. I have tried chen

  • I tried yoga but my balance at the time was really bad. Think I will try it again. I got a yoga for beginners tape. That way I can try it at home.

  • Hi Majaz. I was supposed to do an adapted Tai chi course through pain clinic (referred by GP) but it kept getting cancelled and then when I did get to go my arms and shoulders hurt so much after I decided not to do it again. I would like to try yoga again though. Gentle hugs Joolz.x

  • That's the one Majaz! It's supoosed to be ideally suited for those with illness but have not tried it. I know a physio at my local Hospital or Trust now! Frimley does it for free in his own time as the hospital won't fund it. My lovely wife is a nurse in ICU and is always late home by doing it old school chatting to the patients and relatives and making them comfortable and less stressed. Many like this are leaving because of WHat disgraceful back pocket deals and more time being spent on corporate logo posters and badges. Such a cying shame.

  • It is not something that I have tried but I want to genuinely wish you all the best of luck with this if you decide to give it a go.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • I go to a tai chi class, which I love. I learned the Yang form many years ago, but this class teaches the Sun form, which is aimed at people with arthritis - which I also have - and so is much gentler. There is also a DVD you can buy of this form 'Tai Chi for Arthritis'.

    It really helps with balance and relaxation.

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