Deep Breathing and Blue Sky Meditation for ME/CFS

Here are another couple of breathing and meditation practices taken from my book. Deep breathing is the foundation stone for relaxation and can be a very useful skill to employ at times of stress and anxiety. It is also the basis for more complex breathing exercises such at the complete breath and rhythmic breathing which … Read more

ME/CFS: How Acceptance and Hope Coexist

Following on from last week’s theme of acceptance I want to explore the concept of hope. I believe that it is possible to reach an acceptance of a long term debilitating illness whilst retaining hope that one day your health and quality of life will improve significantly. Hope and acceptance are not mutually exclusive. In … Read more

Acceptance of ME/CFS, Grief and Getting Stuck

The word acceptance often prompts very mixed reactions amongst sufferers of ME/CFS. Many people argue that we should fight for better medical treatment and more research, not just accept that we have a long term illness and get on with it. Others confuse acceptance with resignation and see it lying hand in hand with misery … Read more

Basic Meditation Practices for ME/CFS:Alternative Nostril Breathing and So Hum Meditation

Following on from my post about the benefits of mediation I’d like to share with you the basics of my meditation practice. I always start with a breathing exercise called ‘alternative nostril breathing’ to help settle me down ready for the meditation proper In a comfortable straight backed position (lying or sitting) use your right … Read more

The Benefits of Meditation for ME/CFS

Meditation is part of my daily routine, a part that I’m rarely tempted to miss because of the ways I believe it helps me and because I always feel better afterwards. I believe that there are three levels of benefit from meditation. 1. Relaxation and stabilising the nervous system The first and most immediate benefit of … Read more