It has more recently become clear that COVID-19 related fatigue does not necessarily relate to how ill people are with COVID-19.
Giving yourself time to recover from COVID-19 is really important.
Deep relaxation, meditation & appropriate breathing practices can provide a structured programme of Radical Rest after COVID-19. This is accompanied by a carefully paced approach to movement, allowing time to assess how an activity is impacting your fatigue.
As we are constantly learning about covid and its effects, it is important to check the latest findings and advice at the time you are dealing with the issue.
There are some resources I have found useful at the bottom of this page, please take a look at these.
If you have had Covid or have Long Covid, please contact me to discuss your situation and we can (in conjunction with advice from your medical adviser/GP) work out what might suit your situation.
As an example of a Radical Rest programme within the subscription, you could attend any or all of:
- Monday morning Meditation 8:30-9:00 (sitting in a chair or lying).
- Tuesday Deep relaxation*: 11:00- 11:30
- Wednesday Deep relaxation* 19:00- 19:30
- The Thursday Recuperative class 11:00-12:15.
*Deep relaxation includes mindfulness meditation and/or Yoga Nidra deep relaxation.
All live classes are online via Zoom and Recordings of all practices are provided and can be used in addition or instead of live attendance online.
As a progression, when it is clear that you are ready you could then begin to attend the full classes on Tuesday or Wednesday, gently progressing and pacing your progress with my guidance. Practices are taught in stages and you are encouraged to work at your own level, progressing at your own pace.
One advantage of being taught in your own home via Zoom, is that people say they are less self-conscious and find it easier to practice at their own pace. You do not need to be watching the screen as you practice as my instructions are all verbal, with just occasional demonstrations in the yoga posture parts of a class. (It is also possible that after discussion with me, you can have your camera off, if you that is what you prefer).
Sheffield Yoga for ME/CFS & Long covid
Within my subscription plan, the Monday meditation and yoga class on Thursday at 11am are most suitable for these conditions. However, I also teach a further class on Fridays between 11:00 and 12:30 which is just for people in and around Sheffield who have ME/CFS or fatigue related long covid. This class is not part of my subscription plan but is organised through Sheffield Yoga for ME/CFS. (Registered Charity No. 1117464)
If you are interested in the Friday class, you will need to register through Sheffield Yoga for Me . To do this, please phone: 0845 582 0112 (between 11.00 and 16.00) or
Below are some useful resources including some guidance for exercise and Covid. As we are constantly learning about covid and its effects, it is important to check the latest findings and advice at the time you are dealing with the issue.
- June 2021 article on long covid recovery approaches (The Guardian)
- Sheffield University: An information booklet to help manage chronic fatigue brought on by Covid-19, (September 2020)
- NHS guidelines on getting moving again
- *BBC Radio 4 Inside Health – How quickly can you get back to exercising after Covid? Dr David Salman* has drawn up some advice and Dr Navjoyt Ladher explains why this virus means we should be taking it easy.