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Yoga a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and sometimes meditation used to promote physical and emotional well-being,[1] that originated out of ancient India.[2] 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.[3]

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  • 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."[8]

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  • 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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  1. "Definition of YOGA". Merrian-Webster Dictionary. Retrieved December 2, 2019.
  2. "History of Yoga". Yoga Basics. Retrieved December 2, 2019.
  3. 3.03.1 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
  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. Oka, Takakazu; Tanahashi, Tokusei; Lkhagvasuren, Battuvshin; Yamada, Yu (December 2019). "The longitudinal effects of seated isometric yoga on blood biomarkers, autonomic functions, and psychological parameters of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: a pilot study". BioPsychoSocial Medicine. 13 (1): 28. doi:10.1186/s13030-019-0168-x. ISSN 1751-0759. PMC 6836361. PMID 31709006.
  8. Yoga for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, retrieved December 2, 2019

myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

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