Meditation for CFS/Me & Lyme ~ Technique

Waterfall meditation

That's me meditating on top of a waterfall in Colombia. As you can see, like zombies after brains, near naked ladies (and men) are often drawn towards a person in mediation. Just one of its many bonuses...

What : To meditate is to be aware. It is a practice which involves quietening the mind and experiencing the stillness inside of your self. Traditionally it is done by sitting or lying down in a comfortable and peaceful place while focusing your attention on the breath. However the meditative state can also be experienced in action, surfing down the face of a wave, planting in the garden or ripping out a monster guitar solo etc. etc.

Why: ‘Know thyself and to thine own self be true’. Meditation makes everything feel, taste, look, sound and smell better. It is the best drug I have ever tried; relaxing you, allowing you to enter a healing state, reducing anxiety, enhancing immune response and enabling you to re-connect with your body. But best of all it’s free!

I find it endlessly amusing that most people (myself most definitely included) will happily rush off to find the latest supplement and pay hundreds of dollars for it before putting into practice the well-documented and simple healing art of sitting and breathing. If you fit this description ,ask your self why, perhaps you could even try meditating on this question?

My experience: After going to my first yoga class when I was 19 (2004) and floating all the way home, high as a kite after a deep breathing exercise, I have followed a practice of meditation. However it took me 4 years and a month long residential meditation course in Guatemala to finally work up the discipline to do it every day. It has changed my life for the better in so many ways, giving me a new perspective on life, healing and the nature of things. It has measurabely increased my energy levels, sense of peace and clarity of mind.

How Much :Aim for a daily practise of around 15 minutes slowly building up to around 30 minutes over a period of months. Lengthen or shorten the time as you see fit. It is the frequency not the length that is most important. It is also important to note that while benefits can be experienced immeadiately the true transformation comes over a longer period of time. Don’t rush or beat yourself up about it. Joining a local group may help you along the way. Just let it flow. Have fun with it and maintain a steady resolve.


This is my preferred form of meditation. But experiment and see what works best for you. If your very low on energy sitting in a chair or lying down works just as well.

Where to Next? – Have you read the 7 Steps to Recovery? Why not throw a little Yoga into the mix?

Have you tried Meditation yet? Did it work? Comment below to share your experience  and help someone out.

4 Responses to Meditation for CFS/Me & Lyme ~ Technique
  1. […] Where to Next? – Have you read the 7 Steps to Recovery? Or explored the benefits of Meditation? […]

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    March 27, 2011 | 12:22 pm

    Be Consistent Select one time of day that you could effortlessly function into your schedule. The benefit of meditating in the same time every day is that your biorhythms will normally adjust to it as a habit, like waking, consuming and falling asleep. Your nervous program will develop accustomed to meditating at a specific time allowing you to enter deep meditative states more easily.

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  4. Andrew
    October 5, 2011 | 10:23 am

    Hellz yeah, meditation daily.

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Welcome! I'm Joe and my vision is to empower people with the knowledge they need to take control of their health. I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME) in 2003 and recently added Lyme disease to that diagnosis in 2012. I'm on a path to recovery and I invite you to join me..... P.S. It's best to never take anything I say too seriously. In fact I reckon it's best to never take anything too seriously!