How to reconnect with your body and find the right type of exercise for adrenal and chronic fatigue

Let’s be honest, any physical activity let alone exercising is a challenge when you have adrenal fatigue or chronic fatigue syndrome! Yet it is possible to benefit from many movement and mindfulness practices when you understand your needs and your current abilities.

The first thing that is important to remember, and I’m not the first one to point this out – exercises are NOT a form of treatment! However, nourishing your body through safe and enjoyable physical activity and rest is a pathway to improving your symptoms (in addition to taking care of your diet, changing daily routine and much more).

It is possible that right now you are not ready for any physical activity, strenuous or not – that’s totally fine. Give yourself time, listen to what your body asks for, you will know when you are ready to start.

But if you feel that you would like to add some gentle movement and soft exercises to your daily routine, carry on reading!

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Yin Yoga poses for kidney health and fatigue

According to Chinese medicine, there’s a connection between kidneys, adrenals and fatigue. Here you will find 4 static Yin Yoga poses that stimulate energy flow to the kidneys which are great for people with adrenal and chronic fatigue (CFS).

Connection between kidneys, adrenals and fatigue according to Chinese medicine

Yin Yoga, unlike other types of yoga, is based on a Chinese theory of meridians. In Chinese medicine ‘meridians’ are the energy channels or pathways that run through the body. They form a network, and if a network is disrupted or if blockages occur, the body and the organs will not function properly and imbalance arises. Each of the vital organs has its associated meridian. Since kidneys and adrenal glands are regarded as the body’s most important reservoir of essential energy, kidney meridian’s deviations and disruptions have major energetic consequences.

“When the kidney meridian is depleted, all the meridian energies in the body often become reversed, literally flowing backwards, causing you to feel utter exhaustion.” Donna Eden, author of Energy Medicine.

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