Yoga for Cystic Fibrosis
For wellness of body, mind, and spirit
Yoga is a uniquely valuable tool for managing Cystic Fibrosis due to its focus on breathwork and unity of body, mind, and spirit. A regular yoga practice improves strength, balance, and flexibility, and can even improve lung function. It helps give peace of mind by bringing us into the present moment, helping to relieve stress and anxiety. All of us can benefit from the tools that yoga gives us to improve our physical health, mental well-being, and overall quality of life.
CF Yogi provides yoga classes specific to the needs of the Cystic Fibrosis community.
We offer FREE online yoga classes by the CF community, for the CF community. Unlike conventional livestreamed yoga classes, our class format uses two-way communication, so that teachers and students can communicate effectively with each other in the moment.
We aim to help our community learn from each other, as we navigate the ups and downs of living with this disease.
supporting the whole person
You Are More Than Your Diagnosis
Daily life with Cystic Fibrosis takes hours of treatments, diligent efforts at compliance, and a lot of conversations with doctors and insurance companies. Yoga gives us a chance to give our attention back to our whole selves, and to what we truly want to do and be.
Visit the blog to learn how yoga is helping us in our journeys with CF.
When we started CF Yogi one year ago this week, it was just a dream we launched on a wing and a prayer. With the support of the CF Foundation's Impact Grant behind us, we held our first event on January 1st 2019 unsure of what our CF community's response would be. So...
While we can’t predict — and we certainly can’t control — all of the challenges that our children with CF will face, we have an idea of some of the trials that lay ahead in their lives. Introducing them to yoga is one way that we can help prepare them to face these challenges with determination, agility and a sense of peace.
Yoga nidra quite literally translates to “yogic sleep.” It is a form of meditation where you are guided into a state of deep relaxation while remaining completely awake and aware. Yoga nidra can be practiced for countless reasons: to deeply relax the body and mind; process trauma; promote physical healing; balance emotions such as anxiety, fear, anger, grief, sadness; or simply as a method to relax and slow the mind.