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nikitph

USA
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Posted - May 08 2017 :  6:09:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Message
hello and namaste to all. I am an avid yoga enthusiast. 6 years ago i contracted a viral fever and since then i have been suffering from CFS. putting labels aside it manifests itself in my body as extreme fatigue and a severe lack of energy. I have taken the best foods and best supplements to no avail. Only energy work has proven to be useful in going in the direction i want to go. based on my experiences it seems my agni is completely depleted. everything below swadisthana is extremely sluggish and my mind extremely rajasic. i cant seem to be able to extract significant ojas from the food I eat. I take around 4 oz of blanched almonds which are providing me with * some * energy. No meat. energetically i feel i have a broken pipe which is leaking all my vital energy from it. a little more esoteric experience follows. I feel completely fine in the compounds of properly consecrated shiva temples ( like jyotirlingas) its almost as if something that is off turns on in its vicinity.

does my experience ring any bells? do you identify something that you might have seen or heard that might help mitigate this? my life is completely topsy-turvy because of this and i cant think of what to do. I have been taking hcl pills for my digestion but i need to rekindle my agni somehow. i have also taken bitters and spices and while they help they are not a fix. any help will be surely appreciated

Dogboy

USA
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Posted - May 08 2017 :  9:37:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Short of Yogani responding, Christi is the yogi to PM. Know that he is in the midst of AYP Teacher Training in France and will not respond for at least a week. I'm afraid I have nothing to offer you Nikitph, other than to massage muscles with scented oils. Good luck and health to you.
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Charliedog

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Posted - May 09 2017 :  02:44:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
An Ayurvedic doctor is an idea, it helped me to balance my energy. It is worth to try. Find an experienced one from India. For sure they also tell you to massage with special herb oils like Dogboy already mentioned.

I don't know how you feel about this but it could help you to listen to Shiva mantra. Just sit or lie down eyes closed and listen. If this speaks to you, find the one which touches you most and start or finish your daily practice with listening to this mantra. Mantra is healing. You can find them on you-tube, Spotify or here at the forums at books, audio etc.

Wishing you balance. Health, Strength, Unity

Edited by - Charliedog on May 09 2017 02:55:12 AM
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dv2014

USA
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Posted - May 09 2017 :  2:44:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
I can relate to chronic fatigue and rajasic mind and one thing that helped me was regular exercise, (3-4 times a week) not just cardio, but also weight training, as appropriate to your level of fitness. Someone told me that cutting down sugar is good for over-active mind, although I am yet to try that. If you are going to an Ayurvedic, they could perhaps give you herbal remedies as well. Good luck in finding a solution soon.
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nikitph

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Posted - May 10 2017 :  3:53:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
thank you all. I appreciate your responses. I will look into ayurveda further than i already have.
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jusmail

India
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Posted - May 11 2017 :  04:07:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Also, go the medical route and check for suspects like lyme disease.
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BlueRaincoat

United Kingdom
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Posted - May 14 2017 :  08:20:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi nikitph

I subscribe to what has been said above. Keep up your yoga practice making sure you self-pace.

dv2014's advice is spot on. You should try strength training. You will be amazed at how good it is at building up a feeling of strength at the core - the perfect antidote to chronic fatigue. That plus meditation will gradually solve the problem.

All the best to you.
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parvati9

USA
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Posted - May 15 2017 :  4:59:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Nikitph

If you're unfamiliar with Ayurveda, this may help.

One of the first things you'll want to do is determine the primary dosha of your constitution. There are three Ayurvedic doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Vatas often have weak agni because they aren't good at routine, including meal routines. Agni functions optimally when balanced meals are consumed at approximately the same time each day. We are healthier when agni is strong; agni loves routine and functions much better when we eat our meals on schedule. You should have your last meal at least 2 or 3 (preferably 3) hours prior to retiring. Having a good appetite and being hungry before meals is an indication of strong agni.

So first develop the routine, and then try to eat only when hungry. If it's time to eat and you aren't hungry, then you could drink a beverage or have a very light meal, perhaps a piece of fruit, at mealtime. And if you are hungry but it isn't time yet for your meal, then just wait until it is time, as you'll probably still be hungry then. (For those of us who don't come by this naturally, it does take a bit of training.)

I'm Vata and in the past have frequently had a poor appetite, or no appetite. I had a bad habit of going for days eating very little or nothing at all and hardly noticed until I became ravenously hungry. Needless to say, that isn't healthy, but unfortunately many Vatas do just that. Unless they discipline themselves, Vatas can forget to eat as it's not a high priority. It should be. I finally have a meal routine and a decent appetite most days, but I've had to work at it.

Pungent taste is best for stimulating agni. If you are able to fast for a day or two, that may also help get the digestive fire going.

Edited by - parvati9 on May 15 2017 5:09:34 PM
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nikitph

USA
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Posted - May 25 2017 :  3:30:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Reply
thanks for your replies. Parvati, yes i checked. I am a high vata type. I think i did not catch it and the stupid western hype over fats being bad led me to avoid fat for a large portion of my life as there is history of high cholesterol in my body. the vata has gone mostly unchecked becuase of that. and then at a critical juncture in my life i think the ama was too much and everything just crashed ( this was oct 2011). Since then my immune system is completely messed up. And yes it surely has to do with agni. As i can feel my food is not being assimilated at all. or whatever is being absorbed is a leaking all over the place. Anyone know of a strong vata pacifier?
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