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You may have experienced periods of fatigue owing to pushing yourself too hard, stress, lack of enthusiasm, and sleep deficit.

This common experience of low energy either or both motivation can be eased along with appropriate rest, less stress, exercise routine, and healthy nutrition.

But, what is the difference between acute  vs chronic.

Predominantly acute fatigue typically goes following rest or addressing the contributing condition.

However, chronic fatigue constraints your physical and social pursuits and is incapacitating.


But the exact cause of chronic fatigue is unknown.

Not only are women more predisposed.  Research has shown that if you have a family member who suffers from fatigue you have a higher risk of developing it.

Some factors that contribute to the progression of chronic fatigue are ~

  • Hormone imbalance
  • Compromised immune system
  • Physical, mental, and emotional trauma
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Viral infections such as Epstein- Barr virus and human herpes virus 6
  • Physical, mental, and emotional trauma


  • Some symptoms of chronic fatigue ~
  • Sleep issues
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Unrelenting exhaustion
  • Impaired concentration

How Can Yoga Help Relieve Fatigue?

Yoga is exceptional in assisting you to manage fatigue.

Yoga integrates rest, your breath, movement, lower stress levels and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system which controls your body’s response to digestion and relaxation.

Some indications of exhaustion are undeniably apparent however, certain varieties warrant a deeper level of assessment and analysis to support correct approach of treatment.

Yoga is a perfect healing therapy as your journey to tackle both your physical, and emotional symptoms.

In conclusion if you are experiencing chronic exhaustion it is advisable to practice short periods of yoga regularly and gradually building up on your yoga practice slowly.

How to look after yourself.

  • Practice yoga and meditation
  • Address Emotional, physical and mental stress
  • Regular Exercise
  • Address sleeping habits
  • Reduce caffeine & Alcohol

My experience of fatigue has been when I have pushed myself to the limit and sleep deprived.

As soon as I am aware of this I take a good look at my schedule, and then start to up my self-care.

Teaching yoga has highlighted to me how serious fatigue can get, and how it is important to be gentle with ourselves, and to watch out for those around us that maybe experiencing any symptoms.


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