Category Archives: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

What is Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is a gentle style of yoga meant to help the body rest and heal. I love practicing restorative yoga when I’m having a low energy day. Days when I’m feeling stressed, or when the brain fog is out in full force. On those days, I crash into restorative yoga classes melting into the…
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The Common Symptoms and Misconceptions of Invisible Illnesses

Reblogged from Medicare It's the holiday season. For most people, this is a fun time of being with friends and family, huge meals, and gift exchanges. But for people living with chronic, invisible illnesses the holidays can be a time of stress. Long social engagements, preparing meals, and dealing with the in-laws can all cause a…
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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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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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The 3 Best and Worst Styles of Yoga for CFS/M.E

There is a lot of chatter in the world of chronic illness about trying Yoga. It can help manage symptoms and provide self care strategies for those who have nowhere else to turn.  But there are so many different types of Yoga out there, that when a sick gal decides she wants to give it…
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Yoga for Chronic Fatigue: Dead Pigeon Pose

I admit, I could have called it ankle to knee pose, but I hoped Dead Pigeon would bring a smile to your face as you were trying out the pose. I love hip openers because my hips tend to get so sore from sitting for most of the day! They also just feel great and…
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Yoga for Chronic Fatigue: Child’s Pose

I've posted before about some of my favourite yoga poses, and after getting especially deep into my practice over the holidays I'd like to share more! Child's pose, or Warrior's pose, is one of my favourite, most relaxing, and stimulating poses. There are several variations on the pose, but my favourite is to put your…
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