On this page you can find out more about books and DVDs by teacher and author Fiona Agombar. Links to purchase books and DVDs can be found belwo.
Yoga Therapy for Stress, Burnout and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Fiona Agombar
A new book by Fiona Agombar, Yoga Therapy for Stress, Burnout and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, will be published by Singing Dragon in November 2020. The book is aimed at yoga teachers but anyone who has severe fatigue or stress will find this book has invaluable suggestions for healing fatigue.
Yoga Therapy for Stress, Burnout and Chronic Fatigue presents unique ways to harness energy for fatigue conditions such as exhaustion, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and stress with the help of yoga therapy. Split into four parts, the book discusses how modern-day living exacerbates stress and how it manifests itself, how healing can be approached from a yogic perspective, the solutions that yoga provides, as well as step-by-step guidance to different yoga practices developed by the author – such as breathing and meditation – that help with these issues. Accessible and containing easy-to-follow instructions, Yoga Therapy for Stress, Burnout and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome shares ancient teachings from the East that have the power to help alleviate the growing source and symptoms of fatigue.
The book has received some kind endorsements from notable figures in the yoga community and beyond:
‘This exceptionally well-presented work of heart is a companion that tackles the debilitating challenges of so many human beings’ daily lives. Fiona’s experience and research are woven within her heartfelt support and practical guidance. This important new work intelligently reveals yoga’s therapeutic wisdom with great clarity, talking to you as you are. A book for right now.’ – Simon Low, Founder of The Yoga Academy
‘I loved this book. I work as a yoga therapist with lots of different groups of people with differing chronic diseases, including CFS, MS and Parkinson’s. Fiona has clearly explained the impact of stress on the body, both physically and mentally. We all live in a stressful world and the impact is felt by all. This book would be useful for all yoga teachers and for those who have an interest in how to help the effects of stress and resulting fatigue using yoga, not just those working with students with CFS.’ – Dr Tamsin Betts, Yoga Therapist and former GP
More details, including further endorsements and exclusive free bonus chapters, can be found here.
This book is now available to pre-order on Amazon by clicking here.
Beat Fatigue with Yoga Book by Fiona Agombar
In 1999 Fiona’s book ‘Beat Fatigue with Yoga’ was published by Element books. It was greatly acclaimed by people with M.E. or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as it showed a clear way forward for people to work towards recovery, using the breathing, meditation and yoga postures. The book however was not just aimed at people who were profoundly ill with fatigue but anyone who suffers from exhaustion and tiredness and who might find a yoga class too difficult or too tiring to get to.
‘Beat Fatigue with Yoga’ has been republished by Cherry Red Books. Greatly updated and with new photographs showing the postures in detail, the book is an asset to anyone who suffers from fatigue or who is interested in doing some yoga or meditation at home. The book is simple to read and is written in a step-by step way so that even those with severe tiredness can benefit from reading the book.
Click here to read an extract from Beat Fatigue with Yoga
Please click here to order the book.
Beat Fatigue with Yoga DVD by Fiona Agombar and Sue Delf
After Beat Fatigue with Yoga was published there were many requests for a DVD, so that people could practice a simple yoga routine everyday in their own home. In Beat Fatigue with Yoga the DVD, Fiona teaches a 25-minute routine suitable for people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. There are additional yoga routines with Sue Delf. The first ten minutes features gentle stretching, proper yoga breathing and relaxation techniques to increase energy. The next 15-minute section is a remedial section suitable for anyone who wants a gentle yoga session. The final part of the DVD is taught by Sue Delf, a British Wheel of Yoga teacher, who also teaches at Triyoga. Sue breaks the hour in to three sections so that if you are very fit you can work through the whole DVD. Otherwise you can just select the section that you want to work in on a particular day. Sue and Fiona have designed the DVD so that it progresses from very gentle stretches through to stronger postures towards the end. The DVD is directed by Alex Howard, author of ‘Why ME?’ And Director of the ‘Optimum Health Clinic’ in London.
Watch an extract from Fiona’s DVD Beat Fatigue with Yoga by clicking play below
Endless Energy by Fiona Agombar
Whether you are feeling simply lethargic or profoundly fatigued, this book contains easy and effective ways to help you increase your vitality and stamina. Topics covered include unsuspected illness, diet, energy-boosting complementary health techniques and soothing relaxation exercises.
Please click here to order the book from Amazon.
Yoga for CFS, Burnout and Stress DVD with Fiona Agombar
Yoga for CFS, Burnout and Stress comprises of seven sessions including breathing, stretching, relaxation, meditation and chanting. The aim of each practice (which averages around half an hour) is to soothe the central nervous system so that deep healing and rest can occur – thus boosting vitality and well-being. The yoga in this series also works by helping you to become more mindful so that you can truly inhabit your body – which, in turn, calms down any anxiety or rapid thinking. Whether you are new to yoga or a regular practitioner, these sessions are a profound way of supporting your energy and healing, and you can choose the session best suited your needs on any given day.
*Unfortunately this DVD is currently unavailable*
Sheffield Yoga for ME/CFS have a yoga nidra CD for sale on their website entitled Yoga Nidra for Health and Energy. This CD is suitable for people with ME/CFS or energy problems and for anyone wishing for a deep relaxation focusing on health and inner strength. Please visit Sheffield Yoga Nidra CD for ordering details.