In this series of blog posts I list the skills and beliefs that helped me defeat the addiction, depression, pain and symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis that I endured for more than a decade.
By understanding and using them appropriately, you will achieve notable progress in your own quest for relief, wellness and freedom from the challenges of life with AS.
First, let’s review.
In the last blog post (Your Most Powerful Ally) I talked about the fact that we tend ...
“‘Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.“
– Helen Keller
It’s been a while since we’ve connected, yet you have never been far from my thoughts.
Every day I grapple with the knowledge that you are out there, fighting the good fight, doing what you can to cope, and persevering in the face of daunting adversity. If only I could ease your burden and deliver freedom from the struggle with AS, ...
It’s a vicious cycle: Ankylosing Spondylitis sufferers feel pain, which creates stress. When stress hits the body, it creates more pain. That’s why controlling stress helps you to control the pain.
Stress causes physical damage in the body, and meditation can reverse the stress and the physical damage caused by it. Meditation creates a calming environment for the body, enabling rejuvenation and repair, and preventing ongoing damage.
Clinical research comparing meditating and non-meditating groups shows that non-meditators suffer with more high blood ...
Most Ankylosing Spondylitis sufferers are aware that by keeping stress at bay, they can more easily manage their symptoms. Enter meditation. Meditation is a perfect solution for reducing stress and managing the symptoms of AS.
Meditation can be as easy as taking a few minutes to create a focus; it can be as simple as closing your eyes and concentrating on your breath.
Let’s look at some of the benefits that meditation has to offer for people who suffer with AS.
When you ...
We all know that medical treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis is limited. That’s why our doctors encourage us to develop habits that will help us to help ourselves.
Ankylosing Spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that most often affects tissues in and near the spinal column. Initially, sufferers experience lack of flexibility and range of motion; eventually, fusing of vertebrae can occur, creating a forward hunched posture and irreversible joint damage.
Yoga is a complementary treatment that can greatly help alleviate these and other ...