CFS Relaxation Techniques


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Finding Peace Of Mind Through Relaxation Techniques, Meditation Etc

Relaxation CDs for Chronic Illnesses

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Finding Peace Of Mind

Through CFS Relaxation Techniques, Meditation Etc

Some people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sleep a lot. Many (how it was for me) have trouble sleeping at all, and have a mind that keeps constantly active.

I find CFS relaxation techniques and meditation essential, so that when I am lying still I am as relaxed as possible.

(This may not be a very appropriate photo if you are not able to sit up, but I am including it as I find it very restful!)

Relaxations CDs for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other Chronic Illness

I highly recommend relaxation CDs for those with chronic illness, especially an illness like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (M.E.) where you are forced to be still for periods of time.

In spite of exhaustion and pain, the last thing I wanted to do was stay still. When I stopped, I was more aware of the symptoms.

I was very restricted by the symptoms as to how much I could listen to the radio or music, so I couldn’t do much of that.

I needed help to rest. Relaxation CDs gave me that help.
My brain was able to tolerate and enjoy them.
They broke the silence and provided a sense of company.

CFS Relaxation CDs continue to help me rest at the higher level I am at today.

Often I am not disciplined at listening to and following the instructions, but even the noise of a relaxation CD in the background is soothing and does me good.

Some CFS relaxation CDs and tapes I find useful:

Since writing this article the internet has exploded with relaxation recordings. I have left the article only because in the past some people have asked about the ones I find helpful. But there are now soooo many.

None of the relaxation recordings listed here are specific to those living with CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome .

Find a way of relaxation that works for you and do it regularly.

Ask yourself

What is needed for me to listen to a relaxation recording regularly?

For example, my Qigong CD, mentioned below, is almost always in my CD player.

I make sure to lie down once a day. I press on and I listen to it.

Your method of relaxation when living with CFS chronic fatigue syndrome is only only going to work if you do it.

What will help you to engage with your CFS relaxation method?

Qigong CD

I listened to a Qigong CD (mentioned on this page) probably three times a day for many years. It was one of the few tapes that consistently helped me to relax. Follow the link above to find out more about Qigong Energy healing.

Yoga Nidra Meditation CD and tape

A Yoga Nidra meditation consists of shifting focus to different areas of the body. Often when we are ill – whether with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or something else, we can try to avoid thinking about the body. We don't succeed as our symptoms act as a frequent or constant reminder, and what happens is that we notice the pain and not the parts of us that may feel OK.

Focusing on the body can actually help us to detach from the distress in the mind, and get in touch with the peace behind the distress. I was so surprised that this worked. By focusing on the body, somehow we can remember that we are more than the body.

Though it is not the one I used, there is a yoga nidra meditation CD offered by Diane Lampen – see the link above.

Please use the box below to let me know which relaxation CDs you have found helpful, or any other relaxation tips you have.

Relaxation And Resting

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