Hmmm, a blog. I never thought I would have this. But then again, I never thought I would be chanting and teaching yoga classes but here I am. I started taking my yogic path more for exercise. The first thing I noticed was that I didn’t know how to breath, or I did, but I just wasn’t doing it. Wondering why my mind felt better but my body was hurting, I didn’t quite realize what this yoga was all about. I read BKS Iyengars, Light On Yoga and had no idea what I was reading at the time. Then, I found out about physical therapists getting into yoga therapy in an article in a PT magazine. That’s where I came across Ginger Garner’s, Professional Yoga Therapy Program. So happy that she had required reading…..from there I learned the other part (s) of this yoga. And I read Light On Yoga again and it all became clear. I knew I was on to something. I feel I have transformed my own self (still a work in progress) and have certainly transformed the way that I see my patients. I find myself more now, teaching patients to breath and taking them through guided imagery, talking with my patients longer, crying with my patients, hugging my patients. Sometimes I feel I can see their pain and I know there is so much more to healing than just the physical self (anamayakosha), but I’m not always sure how to access that healing. I feel just recognizing the connection is half the battle. And then I remember to Just Breathe.
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