Hi SimonI have also thought seriously about yoga. I can't image trying to get into those positions though. I have put on a few pounds with this round of IBS. It started around last summer and hasn't stopped yet.I think is probably good for all of us. To be alone where it is quiet and concentrate on nothing but you mind, body, and soul............I am feeling relaxed just thinking of doing it. Keep posting about yoga and see what other people have to say.
BTW: (this is an ps. to my post above)I've been doing yoga for a little over a year now. I was very inflexible, etc. and thought I would never get into those crazy postitions.But after the second or third time you do it you notice right away how much further you get into the positions. Yoga seems to set off some hormones that make me giggly, relaxed and energized. I always do it with the shades down and slow music on.There are some specific postitions that are said to help your abdomin, etc. If you are interested, let me know and I can give you more info (books, etc).Andie
I just received "Stress relief yoga for beginners" thru Borders.com after the fisrt try, I noticed a difference. I felt better, calmer. Also. try deep breathing exercises, meditational tapes or self hypnosis tapes for relaxation. They help a little. At this point anything is worth a try.
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