Yoga

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Yoga is a system of exercises for attaining bodily or mental control and well-being that originated out of ancient India. Many variations of yoga exist, but the styles embraced as a potential treatment for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome patients tend to be more gentle and restorative in practice.

Theory[edit | edit source]

Notable studies related to ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

  • Dec 19, 2015, "Yoga for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". By Chakrapod: "This is a restorative, inward-focused sequence for yogis with chronic fatigue syndrome especially, but great for anyone looking for a relaxed, healing practice. On an energetic level, we'll systematically open up our chakras (energy centers in your spine) to bring more life energy to the solar plexus, our innate source of inner power and strength."[5]

Blog[edit | edit source]

  • Aroga Yoga - a yoga and wellness blog by a yogini who has been living with ME/CFS since the age of 13 yrs.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Oka, Takakazu; Tanahashi, Tokusei; Sudo, Nobuyuki; Lkhagvasuren, Battuvshin; Yamada, Yu (2018), "Changes in fatigue, autonomic functions, and blood biomarkers due to sitting isometric yoga in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome", Biopsychosocial Medicine, 12 (3), doi:10.1186/s13030-018-0123-2 
  2. Oka, Takakazu; Wakita, H.; Kimura, K. (2017), "Development of a recumbent isometric yoga program for patients with severe chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: A pilot study to assess feasibility and efficacy", Biopsychosocial Medicine, 11 (5), doi:10.1186/s13030-017-0090-z 
  3. Oka, Takakazu; Tanahashi, Tokusei; Chijiwa, Takeharu; Lkhagvasuren, Battuvshin; Sudo, Nobuyuki; Oka, Kae (2014), "Isometric yoga improves the fatigue and pain of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome who are resistant to conventional therapy: a randomized, controlled trial", Biopsychosocial Medicine, 8 (27), doi:10.1186/s13030-014-0027-8 
  4. Bentler, SE; Hartz, AJ; Kuhn, EM (2005), "Prospective observational study of treatments for unexplained chronic fatigue", J Clin Psychiatry, 66 (5): 625-32, PMID 15889950 
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UlLFRFJ-aM


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