How to rest when you are constantly tired – relaxation techniques for chronic fatigue, adrenal fatigue, and burnout

When you are dealing with adrenal and chronic fatigue, one of the elements that is absolutely essential for healing and building your energy is DEEP REST. The question is, however, how do you rest when you are chronically tired or exhausted?

As with exercising, there’s not just one solution, but rather several options. And sometimes, it’s about combining several techniques that work specifically for you.

Here, I won’t be discussing any treatments, but will share a number of self-help tools that you can use on your own.

Our mind-body connection is quite complex, but it can be summarised in one simple phrase: “where the mind goes the body follows”, although I believe that the opposite is equally true.

That is why it is important to relax BOTH the mind and the body so that you can experience a greater and deeper rest.

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” —Thích Nhất Hạnh

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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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