My name is Elena Jacinta, and I’m the creator of Back to the Body project.
Understanding the body has always been one of my main interests and passions, not only as part of my job but also on a more human and practical level. For nearly fifteen years, I was working as a professional dance artist and teacher while moving between countries in Europe. But the experience of living with and recovering from adrenal and chronic fatigue gave me a different perspective and contributed to a much deeper understanding of the mind-body connection.
I started Back to the Body project as a space to share useful tools, physical practices, and mindfulness techniques for those with a chronically low level of energy.
Back to the Body aims to help people with chronic fatigue (including CFS/ ME), adrenal fatigue, burnout, and low energy to find a way to befriend their own body through safe and gentle movement practices and relaxation exercises. It’s a collection of resources in the form of articles, audio content, and video lessons created in collaboration with exceptional teachers and practitioners specifically for people dealing with constant fatigue. We carefully select and adapt the material and practices we share to make them more accessible.
Because it is possible to work on the body in a safe and enjoyable way even when you are chronically tired!
Collaborators and Contributors
Yin Yoga & Qigong Instructor and a Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practitioner working with chronic fatigue and chronic pain issues. Check Rabea's 7-Week Mindful Movement Course for Chronic Fatigue and Chronic Pain.
Qigong Instructors. Watch Qigong for Fatigue video series demonstrated by Asis and Patricia, or read about the Therapeutic Benefits of Qigong for Fatigue (conversation with Asis).