Hi guys. I'm new here and have CFS. There has been one thing that has been bugging my mind. Being a devoted Buddhist, everytime I've tried meditation it makes me just as exhausted as going to the gym. This is somewhat heartbreaking for me, because many of my dreams consist of either doing sports or extensive meditation. I can understand how going to the gym exhausts a person with CFS but my mind cannot get over the fact that meditation has the same effect. I dont understand how that can be possible? Like what is the mechanism in my body that does that? Its like the instant I start concentrating my mind on a single object whether it is the breath, or a "chakra" or anything its just like concentrating a muscle. My body starts generating all this hyperactive energy and it feels like my body cant handle the exercise, then comes the exhaustion, I sleep 4hours later next day and have to take a 2hour nap during daytime. This is so stupid, because I've read that meditation should HELP people with CFS. Clearing out the energies and making them stronger within you should have a positive effect right? Not the case with me I'm happy for the fact that CFS doesnt stop me from reading, so I can still keep on studying in the university. I'm also in such shape that I can go to lectures, then go to buy groceries and come home. I'm not completely bed ridden. Anyways I hope I could find some explanation as to why this is happening for me with meditation. Same goes for Tai Chi and QiGong. Yoga doesnt make me that exhausted but hurts like hell. Basicly what is left for me to try are mantras and praying.