Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Relaxation Techniques
Last updated date : January 25, 2023
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Are you extremely tired? It is true, we have all been down that road at some point in our lives. But, do you always feel fatigued and weary? Do you feel too tired to finish a task? It is hard for some people to get out of bed due to extreme pain, anxiety or lack of sleep. It is scary to have any disease. In fact, if you feel like this continuously then you may be suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Unfortunately, even doctors don’t fully know the cause behind it. Also, now you know, fatigue is not something you should take lightly. In fact, following a healthy lifestyle, taking medications and going for therapy will help you get better. Have you tried yoga for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Read this article to know more about how Relaxation techniques help with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
- Extreme fatigue or tiredness
- Difficult in memory and concentration
- Sore throat
- Feeling Dizzy
- Lack of refreshment after sleep
How Does Relaxation Techniques Work for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Preparing for Relaxing
- Make sure you are in a quite and calm environment. The calmness in the environment can help you relax quicker.
- Try taking a nice warm shower before you start these techniques. This can very helpful if you are trying to go to sleep. Additionaly, this will help you de-stress your body and your mind to get a good sleep and wake up fresh the next morning.
- Make sure you are wearing something comfortable and airy. Also, wear a type of fabric that does not restrict your movements. You can move your body more freely and comfortably before doing the relaxation techniques.
- If you are still finding it hard to feel calm, try putting on a calming playlist that you can easily find on Youtube. Also, make sure it is very relaxing and calming music.
Focusing on Breathing
- Try lying down and close your eyes
- Now you can slowly start taking breaths in and breathe out. Also, make sure, you are not taking deep breaths and it should not very shallow too
- Try to notice how your body is feeling at the moment. See how you body moves when you are breathing and breathing out. Notice the movements in your body.
- Continue to observe how your body is moving with every breath you are taking and you can start seeing how your body starts to slowly relax.
Releasing the Tension in Your Body
- Now that you have focused on your breathing. Try to put pressure and squeeze your feet and toes lightly.
- When you breathe out, try to release your feet and toes and try to imagine that they are relaxed and feeling light.
- Now, repeat this thrice. Try to do the same with your legs now.
- Now, keep your body moving constantly. Go on to put pressure and squeeze the different areas of your body- arms, hands, shoudler, thighs, buttocks, legs, toes.
- Remember that you really don’t need to follow a certain order. The only thing you need to pay attention to is that you are putting pressure and squeezing different regions of your body.
Imaginative Techniques for Relaxation
The Peaceful Place Scenario
- Imagine a peaceful place in your mind. Maybe you are up on a mountain or a beach.
- Try to imagine that you are walking along the shore or the path on the mountain. Now, try to feel the breeze and the sun on your skin. Is the air cold and crisp? Or is the sun giving you the golden hue on your skin?
- Now, with each step that you are taking, you are starting to feel more relaxed.
- You see a small wooden cabin at a distance. You are walking towards it.
- When you enter the cabin, you see it beautifuly decorated, just the way you like it. You see very comfortable chairs and wooden tables and warm lights inside the space.
- Now, try to imagine that you are sitting on that brown leather chair that is very comfortable. You are sipping on your favorite tea and just relaxing and feeling very calm and content.
The Feather Scenario
- Try to imagine you are feather floating way up in the sky
- When you are slowing reaching closer to earth, you are feeling relaxed and the breeze is making you feel more calm now
- As you are reaching close to the ground, you are now completely feeling relaxed and content
Why Does Yoga Help Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
- Yoga can help you without hurting the body. As, it is a mild exercise it does not cause much physical strain on the person.
- Yoga brings a sense of balance, often people who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, loose touch with the rhytym of the body. Also, yoga gives them to have a chance to listen to what their body has to say. Every movement brings a sense of peace and calm.
- People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome lack energy. Yoga helps enegises their bodies. It enegies the cells, nerves and senses to be filled with vitality and energy. Some poses can help you to feel energetic are, Uttanasana and Adho Mukha Svanasana. In fact, these poses can increase the blood flow in your body and helps in relieving the tension in the body.
- Yoga empowers sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It makes them feel like they are actively involved in taking care of their health.
- It helps them to emrbace stillness. Additionaly, while doing yoga you learn to pause time and embrace the beauty of every second that life has to offer. This brings a sense of gratitude.