It was great to try out 4 consecutive days but sadly this was definitely “too much” for me and I felt rather grotty for about a day afterwards though am fine now. I enjoyed trying out new/ different poses and sequences including the flow yoga (?) on day 4 though suspect that the latter is particularly demanding in terms of energy.
Key features for cfs/ M.E. recovery are:
- Pacing of activity and ensuring rest between periods of activity
- Extending the amount and rate of activity very carefully. Pushing the boundaries is good and necessary but too much too soon is counter productive. It’s a difficult balancing act to get it right ! (So, yoga once a week is fine for me but every day not fine – yet !)
I’m convinced that doing yoga over the last year or so has been really positive for me. Indeed a couple of weeks ago whilst walking with friends in the Italian Alps they were amazed at what I could do compared with a year ago ! (Photo of me in my favourite sort of place is attached !). It’s interesting that many people have reported the benefits of yoga for cfs/M.E. and indeed some teachers offer classes particularly for those affected.
So I plan to continue with yoga and would like to extend/ expand what I do in due course.
Sue, August 2017