This blog will be about my journey to better health, quality of life and inner peace through yoga and other healthy tips.
I started doing yoga back in 1996 and took regular classes until 1998 while I was living in Japan with Rajay Mahtani. It became a part of my life. You cannot put a price on your health, and I cannot even begin to mention how much yoga has helped me both physically and mentally. Yoga is underrated. I find that children should start learning yoga from a young age.
Anyway, I got sick a few years back which left me disabled and sedentary. I am now in remission. It has been 10 long years of no yoga. I have PTSD, and I find that yoga helps with that. I have a history of depression and an obsession with negative thoughts. Yoga helps with this as well.
I am 40 years old now and had been smoking since I was a teenager. On June 13th, 2008, I kicked the habit to the curb. On September 28th, 2008, I kicked the coffee habit as well. I am on a low budget, so am looking for ways to eat healthy and not spend too much money.
I am interested in a healthy exchange of ideas. I would like to share what has worked for me, and I am also interested in learning from YOU.
My chiropractor says that I have several vertebra out of alignment, disk degeneration, subluxation, flat feet, and a rotating pelvis with my hips being out of alignment causing one leg to be longer than the other. My hips are a stiff as a board now to the point where I cannot cross my legs. So, I am hoping with effort and endurance, I will regain my flexibility – especially since I love the Supta Virasana pose. 😀 Boy, do I miss doing that!! 🙂
A few times a week, I get on my stationary bicycle and peddle for 30 minutes on level 3 and then do my yoga for 90 minutes to 2 hours. And in that session, I integrate physical therapy that I must do for homework that my physical therapist has asked me to do.
Milestones? You betcha. I am still not functioning fully, however, I am able to do some things that I had not been able to do while I was sick. I am improving a lot. And I am happier.