I splurged for 1 private yoga session. Its something I've done a couple of times before, particularly when I'm feeling physically stuck with my practice. My goal was specific: in depth analysis of range of motion and some poses to see what's causing blocks in my poses and ROM. to know if the problems was result of being fused/fixed and what to do to hold back fusing in a misaligned manner. My yoga instructor had such a different and refreshing attitude. She was giving me adjustments to make that WILL lead to increased opening, increased range of motion, increased poses. People come to yoga with real problems, diseases, injuries, issues. But for her, the solution is always the same, fine tune the alignment for your body and in perfect confidence know that the practice will work, gradually, eventually.
18 years ago I came to yoga kicking and screaming. I didn't like it. I couldn't do it. I'd rather do 100 different things. But what brings me onto the mat. Even on really, really bad days is the fact that no matter how bad I feel before my practice, I ALWAYS feel improved after practice. So, for the first time since my Dx 24 years ago, I actually think that I will be more flexible in the future than I am now. That's crazy talk for an AS person, right?
AS, U C, Iritis, migraines. HLA-B27neg. Yoga (instructor) & spin. No meds at this time. Dx 1989. SAA member/donor since 1993. All my posts are personal opinion/feelings and do not represent the SAA. Help find a cure & support others by donating to the SAA.