Welcome to the Wellness Experience of the International Myeloma Foundation

On this page, you will find breathing, relaxation, mindfulness meditation, and yoga exercises. We encourage you to explore the page and pick and choose which exercises work for you. We also ask that you use caution and only engage in an activity if it feels comfortable and safe for you. And most importantly, enjoy yourself and nurture your resilience!

VIDEO MEDITATIONS AND YOGA EXERCISES

You can also follow along these videos and engage in an in-home meditation and/or yoga practice:

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Building Resilience During COVID-19 with Yoga

Breathe, move, and meditate with Kelley Sidorowicz, IMF’s Regional Director of Support Groups, certified Yoga Instructor, and Health Coach. This all-levels chair yoga sequence will guide you with a series of seated chair yoga postures, giving you resilience through mindfulness. All you will need for this practice is a chair.

Gentle Standing Flow Yoga

Join Kelley for this 25-minute gentle flow standing yoga practice, which is accessible to anyone who is willing to give it a go. The intensity of the postures will be able to be determined for you by you. Options are given throughout the sequence that you will be able to find the right amount of work and softness within each posture to suit where you are at today.

Energizing Chair Yoga

Feeling a little depleted and unfocused? Try this fifteen-minute practice with a handful of poses that will stimulate your circulation, lengthen your muscles, deepen your breathing, and boost your life force energy. Explore each pose mindfully without forcing your body into any position that doesn’t feel appropriate. Adapt the poses to your body rather than pushing yourself into the “perfect pose.” Remember that yoga is about deepening the conversation between your mind and body

Prep for Sleep

Next time you need some support surrendering to sleep, grab some pillows and try this sequence of pre-slumber asanas (yoga postures). If rest is not coming easy to you and support is needed, get in bed and try this restorative sequence. You’ll need two or three pillows and lots of slow, deep breaths. May your dreams be sweet and your sleep refreshingly deep!

A MOMENT OF MEDITATION

On this page, you will find breathing, relaxation, mindfulness meditation, and yoga exercises. We encourage you to explore the page and pick and choose which exercises work for you. We also ask that you use caution and only engage in an activity if it feels comfortable and safe for you. And most importantly, enjoy yourself and nurture your resilience!