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Why am I always so tired?

Adrenal fatigue: Maya Fiennes offers simple yoga and lifestyle tips to counter this silent energy zapper

Adrenal fatigue: Maya Fiennes offers simple yoga and lifestyle tips to counter this silent energy zapper

How many times have you said, “I’m good, but tired,” when asked how you are? Are you fed up of seeing posts about exhaustion? When was the last time you felt full of energy? If you can’t even remember, you most probably have adrenal fatigue syndrome and don’t even know it. What is adrenal fatigue syndrome, why do we get it and how can we battle it?

What is adrenal fatigue syndrome?

The adrenals are two little glands which lie just above the kidneys and work together with the kidneys to try to keep you healthy. Adrenals produce hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, the stress hormone. Daily stress can push the adrenals into cortisoloverdrive and we end up fatigued and feeling generally under the weather.

If you’ve ever been to your doctor for fatigue and they haven’t mentioned that your adrenals could be to blame, it’s because Western medicine doesn’t really look into adrenal function. It’s also not anything that can be cured or fixed with prescription medicine, and there really is only one cure – detox and de-stress. Chinese medicine, being very advanced, has always understood the massive impact adrenals and kidneys can have on our wellbeing. The first thing they do in Chinese medicine is try to bring strength to the kidneys and adrenals. Once the kidneys are working, everything is working. Chinese and Eastern philosophies know this but Western philosophy is more focused on healing the stomach. Of course, every organ is important, but a lot of the reasons that one organ might be failing is because another organ is not functioning properly.

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Welcome to our super September issue. Inside we’ve got a whole bunch of yoga goodies lined up for you. That includes a bumper 38-page special report looking at all things yoga for pregnancy and children. Whatever stage you’re at in your pregnancy journey, or even if you’re already snuggled up with your newborn on the sofa, then yoga’s got your back. And what a great thing to introduce to your new little cherub as they start to grow! Keeping up your practice (or starting one) during transitional times like this can be the difference between thriving and just surviving. Get your yoga glow on with OM. We’ve got plenty of other great yoga content packed with ideas, inspiration and incredible things. Have a fantastic month, folks.