Yoga

The next topic in this series is yoga.

 

I am overwhelmed. Where and how do I even start on this topic? As you know, I practice Ashtanga yoga, but I am no closer to explaining it than I was when I first started two years ago. Instead, I will defer to the words of two prominent yoga teachers, Tao Porchon-Lynch and R. Sharath Jois. Listen and watch mindfully to these two videos.

 

I will offer one idea in closing. This series is an exploration in using the mind to manage pain. Yoga is but one of these techniques, which means that pain itself is not necessarily a contraindication to practicing yoga. In other words, if you have no other barriers to this practice other than pain, it is likely that you can practice yoga. Not sure if you can add yoga to your regimen? Ask me at your next appointment.

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