If you are a cancer survivor, or someone who has dealt with another chronic illness for years, there is definitely one thing that we all have in common...FATIGUE.
I am talking about a tiredness that seeps deep into your bones, like no other feeling of tired that you have ever felt before. It's the pits, really. Especially when all you want to do is just get on with your life and be active again.
One thing that has helped me battle the fatigue monster is Yoga. Let me clarify something though...I am not consistent at it in any way, shape, or form. I go through spurts where I am fairly consistent and I feel really good during those times. Then I get busy with other things and practicing yoga goes right out the window, along with my peace and "serenity now" feelings.
I wish this wasn't the case. I wish that I could say that I dedicate a solid hour to yoga every day, but then reality slaps me in the face and I remember my life at the moment. My life does not have time for an hour of yoga every day, but I do have time for at least 15-20 minutes of it. That is certainly better than no yoga at all and I can definitely feel a difference in my body and spirit when I take the time to do it.
There are so many options for yoga. You don't have to spend money on classes or anything like that. There are plenty of great podcasts, apps, and YouTube videos to get you the yoga fix that you are looking for. One of my favorites is "Yoga with Adriene" on YouTube. She has several series that are fun and she is really sweet and engaging.
I also found something on Pinterest that has been helpful and it is really good when you do only have 10-15 minutes to chill. Click here and you will find 5 simple yoga poses that will help your body and your mind relax.
I am loving my second chance at life.
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