Yoga for CF

A video series for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, hosted by online fitness partner Pactster.

During the summer of 2016 I filmed a series of instructional yoga videos specifically created for the CF population!  This is a combined effort by the NHS (the UK’s National Health Service), the Cystic Fibrosis Trust (the UK’s biggest national CF charity), and the online fitness video platform Pactster.

In the summer of 2015 I was contacted on Twitter by a CF physiotherapist and yoga instructor in the UK who came across this blog post that I’d written as an FAQ about yoga and CF.  We then started collaborating via email and skype about our shared experiences and knowledge of specific benefits that yoga can bring to people with cystic fibrosis, and ways to customize a yoga practice with considerations for their specific physical and mental concerns. We started talking about a video series around this idea, and sure enough there was enough interest and support in the health community to make it happen!

I am incredibly honored that the UK project team invited me to be the “face” of the project on camera – that they valued my knowledge as a yoga instructor and experience living a fitness-oriented lifestyle with CF. I traveled to London to do the final in-person collaboration on the video content and complete the filming.  We created 4 complete yoga practices and 5 supplemental sequences targeting specific needs of people with CF.

Full Yoga Practices:

  • Yoga Foundations (30 min)
  • Multi-Level Yoga Practice (60 min)
  • “Up for Anything” Yoga Practice (60 min)
  • Chair Yoga for CF (30-40 min)

“Yoga Bites” – supplemental sequences and other tidbits

  • Seven Principles of Alignment
  • CF Belly sequence
  • Coughing Muscle Relief sequence
  • Pranayama (Yogic Breathing Practice)
  • Bonus: Singing with CF

Follow the link below to pactster.com and use promo code CFwarriorYoga for four weeks of free access. You can also follow me on social media for more news and updates!

 

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