Here you will find a variety of safe exercises, practices, and self-care tools that can help you befriend your body, understand your physical limits, manage and gradually improve your level of energy on the way to recovery from chronic fatigue, adrenal fatigue, and burnout.
Because it is possible to work on the body in a safe and enjoyable way even when you are chronically tired!
When your energy level is too low, strength or fitness exercises may be completely out of the question, especially if you are dealing with severe fatigue. But there are still ways to work on your body very gently – the key is to find the type of exercise that works best for YOU, be it gentle yoga, Qigong, stretching, or maybe just mindful breathing.
The length of these exercises and time intervals are equally important! We’ve taken these factors into account when creating our video series with qualified teachers that will carefully guide you throughout the class. (Check the FAQ below)
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Either way, it is always advisable to consult your doctor before starting any exercise program.
If you are not sure, start with something as simple as a breathing exercise. This will allow you to tune into your body and understand what exactly you need at a given moment, whether it’s rest or some physical activity. If you do feel that you are ready to exercise, ask your doctor for advice. But as you learn to listen to your body, you will have a better understanding of what you may benefit from static stretching, soft movement or maybe a slightly more challenging routine.
Here at Back to the Body, we aim to offer you a variety of options and movement styles so that you can choose what’s right for you to develop deeper awareness of your own body and its needs.
You may also want to check our posts on How to Reconnect with Your Body and Find the Right Type of Exercise for Adrenal and Chronic Fatigue and How To Rest When You Are Constantly Tired – Relaxation Techniques for Chronic Fatigue, Adrenal Fatigue, and Burnout.
It would depend on your current energy level and your abilities. As a general rule – start with a shorter practice and build it gradually. Always start slowly and do less, don’t push yourself to the limit to avoid post-exertional malaise and flare-up! A 5-minute-long or even shorter gentle movement routine might be just enough at the moment; you can always extend it when you are ready.
If you are used to exercising before, with fatigue, you may not be able to do as much anymore – this is absolutely normal. Find your new optimum and work with that. Also, keep in mind that your level of energy can fluctuate from day to day, so you may need to decrease the length and frequency of your practice until you feel better.
Check with your doctor for personalised advice.
BENEFITS OF GENTLE EXERCISES & RELAXATION TECHNIQUES FOR FATIGUE