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Steve’s Story- Recovery From Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

It was 2005 when Steve first fell ill. Having just graduated from university the previous year he was fit and healthy and headed straight off to coach soccer in the USA that lasted several months it was on his return that Steve started to become ill. The exact cause is still a mystery but he…
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New Study Finds That Yoga Has Lasting, Positive Effect On Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

At the end of last year, researchers at Kyushu University studied the effects of yoga for chronic fatigue syndrome. Patients who participated in the study had fatigue that lasted more than 6 months and did not respond to conventional medical treatment(CBT, GET, Medication, etc.). When researchers added yoga therapy to conventional treatments, patients reported having…
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Anxiety In The UK: An Infographic

Anxiety in the UK and panic attacks are common. It is something that effects many people, so it's helpful if we can better understand how anxiety effects ourselves and those around us. The mind savvy folks at Klearminds have designed a new and informative infographic that features all sorts of guidance on anxiety and depression…
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5 Yoga Poses For Fibromyalgia (number 3 has the best name :p)

Fibromyalgia patients are a diverse group of firecrackers. Like many chronic illnesses, people living with Fibro show a variety of different symptoms and responses to treatment. Yet, they all have on thing in common: A determination to reduce their pain and live their lives fully. Studies show that yoga and mindfulness meditation can help reduce…
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Why We Struggle To Sleep And How To Get More Snooze Time

Sleep helps us heal. We all know that. Rest is prescribed for any ailment from a cold to cancer. But even for healthy people, getting a crap night’s sleep is never fun. Just this morning I snapped at my flatmate, neglected to clean up my dishes, and put off writing this blog post for as…
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Finding Meaningful Work With A Chronic Illness

Having a chronic illness can feel like having a full time job. You're always stressed and exhausted, you have appointments to rush around to, and you always feel busy. Yet, one of the most stressful parts of chronic illness can be what you do to earn a living. Balancing self care, health, family, and friends…
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5 Reasons Why I do Yoga When I’m Well

A few weeks ago I wrote an article on the Pillow Fort blog about Why I Do Yoga For Chronic Illness. If you've read any of my other blog posts, you know that I think yoga for chronic illness is a pretty awesome idea for unlocking your potential and living better with illness. But what about…
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My 5 Favourite Restorative Yoga Poses

My students often ask me how often I practice yoga. When I say I aim for 5-6 days a week I often see a look of fear on their faces. Do you really need to dedicate time each day to see the benefits of a yoga practice? To answer that questions depends on how you…
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Yoga for Chronic Illness: A Review From The Pillow Fort

It feels OM so good living your dreams :). My first yoga course finished up last month (for anyone that missed my reflections you can read about it here). The course was something I was planning for a long time, and seeing my spoonie students progress and enjoy the practice made the gruelling days of…
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