When you’re injured it can feel like your life is on hold. At various points towards the end of my career as a dancer and through my 20s I had a whole heap of aches and pains. Yoga was what got me through it then and it’s what gets me through the stress of dealing with two autoimmune chronic conditions now.
It helps me regulate my blood sugar, keeps me fit and boosts my immunity but most of all it provides me with balance, with an opportunity to reflect and to stay present in the moment whatever is happening. And in this yoga is for everyone: irrespective of what you’re going through, there is always a way to practice.
At Yoga on the lane we have excellent teachers who have experience of working with students therapeutically. We have a team of massage experts in remedial work, a reflexologist, acupuncturist and the experience and enthusiasm to share.
If you’re working with an injury always let your yoga teacher know as you’ll be amazed at how creative you can be with propping, how you can adapt your practice so that it works around your condition.
And this is the beauty of yoga – it is a journey. One that requires that you always be curious, ask questions, and allow yourself to grow whatever you’re going through.