Cheyenne Fighting For My Life Diagonised With ALS

by Cheyenne Bertiloni



In March 3,2009 I was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), loss use of left hand and loosing right, trying to eat right foods,mostly raw live foods. Exercise stretching, walking, and now trying to learn to meditate and learn to reach higher self to heal my body with God's help of course. Breathing is very important. So I'm researching ways to go into deep meditation and breathing. Sorry but I'm no longer working just totally devoting my body to God and healing. I'd love to see anything you can offer for someone who's determined to live.


Cheyenne Bertiloni


1. Cheyenne I do not have necessary expertise to comment on your disease. However, I will provide you some information based on my reading about this topic on the net. For some diseases there is no cure, only we can improve the quality of life. My mother is suffering from metastasis of breast cancer for last nine years and she is relying on medicine, meditation and strong determination to fight the disease. You have to be mentally strong and this is where yoga can help.

2. I suggest you learn meditation personally from a teacher near to you. You may get best advice from This is a trust based in India doing research on all aspects of yoga and they can provide you best advice. Telephone numbers 091-41555000, 091334-240008
3. I will recommend that you also read two books by BKS Iyengar "Light on Life" and "Yoga Sutras of Patanjali". These books will make you to be at peace with yourself and understand the yogic philosophy of life.

4. You can download a free report by Jeannie Stevens which is based on her experience with helping an ALS patient.

5. You can start with deep breathing and ujjayi breathing. Do Aum recitation followed by rest in shavasana. Practice yoga nidra for complete relaxation. You can practice deep breathing, ujjayi breath and shavasana for as much time as long you feel comfortable. Since this disease involves gradual decrease in mobility it is better to find a yoga teacher based locally who can help you.

6. Breathing, Relaxation, Meditation and Diet Control are the areas where yoga can help you. Take out time to relax and meditate. This will calm your mind, get you sound sleep and also help with pain relief.

May God Bless you with good health.


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Apr 12, 2012
Dean Kraft
by: Anonymous

Hi Cheyenne. I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis. My mother is currently living with ALS. I have been doing some research. Have you heard of this Dean Kraft guy? Apparently he is a healer with his hands. I believe he lives in New York currently. He has had some success with ALS patients according to websites. Good luck.

Jul 22, 2009
Namaste Cheyenne
by: Jeannie Stevens

Dear Cheyenne:

I was recently made aware of your current post on Daljit's web-site. She has referred you to an article I wrote last year on my experiences of working with ALS.

Further to this article I have the original of our working routine, consisting of breathing, asanas, meditation and self inquiry. If you would like a copy of it, please email me at: and I will be happy to forward it to you. I would also like to offer my support should you wish to discuss any aspect of your illness.

I do know that Yoga helped immeasurably with my client. Improved breathing; a remission of stiffness and particularly an increased awareness of his spiritual capabilities all served to improve his quality of life. Yoga was an integral part of his therapy, but included massage; physical therapy; counselling and reiki. A team effort is the best approach.

Perhaps the greatest blessing of such an event in one's life stream is the urgency to really delve deeply into our True Nature. I highly recommend the writings of Sri Ramana Maharshi and Sri Poonjaji. Their writings have the power of transmission. If you are able to travel, their direct disciple Gangaji lives in Ashland, Oregon and if you are unable to travel I encourage you to correspond with her. She is the Mother of Love.

I am in your service;

Jeannie Stevens, E-RYT500 (Yoga Alliance and IAYT)

Sri Ramana

Love is always Loving you.
Without this Love you cannot breathe,
As without air you cannot live.

Love is Meditation, Meditation is Love.
Heart has no frontiers;
Meditate on This.

You are this Love, You are That.
Simply be Quiet and stay as such.

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