Imagine if Beethoven had had his hearing restored and he actually heard his magnificent Ninth Symphony as he conducted it at his Austrian premier. Because of hearing nothing, he wept.
Or imagine if the incredibly prolific Pierre-Auguste Renoir had not been severely crippled by arthritis and wheel chair-bound what his contribution to painting and sculpture might have been.
On February 1st, 2010, my orthopedic surgeon replaced my osteoarthritic hips with 2 shiny ceramic & titanium ones. It’s taken time and dedication to yoga and other exercise, but I’ve restored much of my former mobility. To the point of being able to start teaching yoga again. For me it’s an absolute miracle to have brand new hips and a new lease on my passion – practising and teaching yoga. Here’s a photo of me in rehab last year:

Feb. '10

And, here’s some photos from today:

Urdvha Dhanurasana

Preparation for Headstand Dropback

Pincha Mayurasana

This last one, I don’t recommend, butI couldn’t help myself. I look appropriately worried 😉