What Chronic Fatigue Can Teach Us About Recovery from Long COVID

with Fiona Agombar

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About this talk

In this presentation, yoga therapist Fiona Agombar will share insights from her experience offering yoga to clients experiencing chronic fatigue and what their experience can teach us about effective yoga practices for those with Long Covid. While many modern yoga teachers encourage students to “push through” in order to grow in their yoga practice, this approach may be detrimental to students experiencing chronic fatigue and inflammation. Instead of the traditional asana-only approach, Fiona emphasizes the importance of pacing, mantra, mindfulness, acceptance, and self compassion. Learn what emerging research teaches us about the impact of inflammation on mitochondria and the critical need for balance between activity and rest for this population. Come away with practical ideas to integrate this information into your teaching and a diverse set of yogic practices to support students with Long Covid.

About Fiona Agombar

Fiona is a yoga therapist in the Krishnamacharya Tradition and is accredited as an advanced teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga. She specialises in yoga for fatigue conditions, including CFS/ME, burnout and Long COVID. Fiona set up teaching modules on fatigue for Yoga Campus and the BWY. She contributed to the British Council of Yoga Therapy guidelines for teaching those with Long COVID. She runs classes for those with fatigue and has referrals for long-Covid from a major hospital in the UK. Fiona is the author of Beat Fatigue with Yoga and Yoga Therapy for Stress, Burnout and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. www.fionaagombar.co.uk

This presentation is part of Wellness After Covid: A Yoga and Healthcare Symposium. Click here to learn more and register for access to video content, slides, and other resources.