Fatigue

We all have experienced common bouts of fatigue as a normal response to over-exertion, emotional stress, boredom, or lack of sleep.This common experience of low energy and/or motivation can usually be alleviated through proper rest, exercise, stress reduction and nutrition. Yoga is an especially effective treatment for fatigue as it combines movement, rest and stress reduction with the cultivation of prana (life force energy) and the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and renew response).

Yoga Postures
Use our beginning energizing sequence as a general practice, and adding or emphasizing from our list of postures for Fatigue.

Pranayama
Pranayama is a very direct method to cultivate prana and energize the body. With a multitude of these techniques, there is a corresponding range of energetic effects for these practices: Dirga Pranayama is a very gentle, soothing and easy pranayama to learn and use, while Kapalabhati and Bastrika are much more powerful and intense.

Meditation
Meditation is an excellent therapy if stress is a contributing factor to fatigue. Use one of the following by itself and/or at the beginning and end of your yoga practice: Inner Peace Meditation, Yoga Meditation, Mantra Meditation.

Articles
Yoga for Fatigue
Yoga Reduces Fatigue In Multiple Sclerosis Patients
Yoga: Stretching Away Your Stress

Books and Videos
Yoga Therapy
Yoga: the Path to Holistic Health

Web Resources
Fatigue Healing Center
Causes of Fatigue

Yoga is not a substitute for conventional western medication; please consult your medical professional before starting a yoga practice.


Related Offers

You May Also Like:

  • Yoga Therapeutics

    Yoga Therapy is the use of yoga postures, meditation and pranayama to help the body naturally heal and balance itself. Check out our Yoga Therapy section to learn which yogic practices have been shown to have healing qualities for common complaints. Yoga Therapy Guides
  • MONTHLY YOGA GIVEAWAY!

    Each month YogaBasics’s readers can enter a new giveaway for a chance to win a great yoga prize. Previous prizes have included yoga books, clothes, and yoga festival tickets! Enter This Month's Giveaway!
  • Our Premium Membership

    Like what you see...and want more? Our premium members have access to deluxe features and premium content including: advanced asanas, yoga pose sequences, yoga therapy, and downloadable MP3s. Join Now!