Fiona Agombar - Beat Fatigue With Yoga

Book Review

Fiona Agombar's book 'Beat Fatigue With Yoga' may be helpful for ME / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferers.

Please note: Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are believed to fall under the umbrella term 'ME/CFS'. To make it easier for you to read through this page, Sleepydust will use the term 'ME/CFS' to refer to them collectively.


Here's my review about this yoga book ...

One thing I noticed when I first started researching ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatments was the amount of times that yoga came up...

Yoga is a great relaxation technique to reduce fatigue and regain energy. And it seems to often be recommended to those ME/CFS sufferers out there who can manage some light exercise.

I stress the word *can* because some ME/CFS sufferers cannot exercise at all - or just don't react well to exercise - light or otherwise. For example, at the time of writing this, and as a ME/CFS sufferer myself, my body generally reacts badly to exercise. But... and again, when I have the strength and feel up to it (albeit extremely rarely) I have tried very gentle yoga stretches for a few minutes. The very light and gentle yoga stretches do make me feel a lot better. And if I did not usually react so badly to exercise, I would definitely try practising light yoga stretches a lot more.

The first book I bought about yoga was Beat Fatigue With Yoga by Fiona Agombar .

Beat Fatigue With Yoga by Fiona Agombar is a book with a difference because it's geared towards people who experience severe fatigue or have ME/CFS. And in the new edition, I understand that there is even a chapter dedicated to ME/CFS (I have the old edition of Fiona Agombar 's Beat Fatigue With Yoga so I haven't had the chance to read that chapter).

If you're new to yoga, you have ME/CFS and you’re looking for an easy yoga routine to get started with, then you might consider trying some of the postures in Fiona Agombar's Beat Fatigue With Yoga. As I mentioned above, Beat Fatigue With Yoga is written for people with ME/CFS. So it gives you information that is relevant to your condition and explains how to reduce fatigue and increase your energy with yoga.

I have to say though that trying to do a yoga routine from a book can be a bit impractical - it's easier to follow a video or DVD. But I haven't found a good yoga video dedicated to ME/CFS /FM sufferers yet and this book is a good introduction to the topic.

Update: I believe that Fiona Agombar has now released a yoga DVD too, so this might be something worth checking out. I haven't tried it yet, so unfortunately I'm unable to comment.

As a starting point, Fiona Agombar 's Beat Fatigue With Yoga is a good book for getting your bearings, for getting some background info on yoga and for learning a number of yoga postures that can ease your fatigue. No doubt, the new chapter on ME/CFS (in the more recent edition) should also be very helpful (although I have not read it myself because I have the old edition).

You can find out more about Beat Fatigue With Yoga by Fiona Agombar here...



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