Fatigue is a common side-effect and can be caused by radiation treatments, chemotherapy and other drug therapies, over all stress and the lack of sleep common during treatment. This week we will focus on energizing mudras and pranayama and restorative postures to provide true rest and relaxation to the body to help alleviate fatigue. Conserving energy is an important part of dealing with fatigue. Try not to not do too much on your good days and make time for nurturing activities that will help you save your healing energy for yourself rather than expending it on others.
This article belongs to a 10-part series of home practices that were developed as part of the 2013 Research Survey conducted at the Cancer Support Community San Francisco East Bay by Cheryl Fenner Brown, E-RYT 500.
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I attend Cheryl's class regularly and feel that my practice has improved immensely over the past few years due to her expert coaching. Her teaching style is clear and compassionate and her previous experience in teaching adults is evident in her organized approach and easy to understand instructions. I also appreciate that Cheryl not only teaches us about how to correctly position ourselves, but also touches on many aspects of yoga philosophy, which in turn has deepened my personal practice and heightened my awareness of the connection between mind and body, breath and relaxation.