Yoga Suits Her
I’ve been teaching yoga since 1980. A lot of my identity is tied up with being a yoga teacher. What does that mean? What should that mean? On this site I explore my personal journey and provide commentary on the state of yoga in the twenty-first century. I invite you to have a look and see what may be here for you.
Photo by: Julie Slavin Photography, Old Bar
Oh no! Osteoporosis!
It’s taken me more than a year to write about being diagnosed with osteoporosis. I don’t know why it’s taken so long. Perhaps there’s a touch of denial? But the truth is, I have been on medication for it for the last six months.
In the past I’ve written several articles regarding my journey with osteoarthritis and my subsequent hip replacements. Besides these articles, I’ve written about the hysterectomy I underwent in 2006. Interestingly, these two topics have been among my most popular posts.
So, here’s the deal, as President Biden says…. On Easter Sunday 2020, I was riding my bicycle over some slippery gravel, slid and fell on my wrist and arm. The next morning my hand and wrist was one and a half times bigger than when I went to bed. After many tests and images–one of them a bone density test–it was determined that I had ‘only a very bad sprain’.
That was the positive side of my diagnosis. I was told that in six or eight weeks, I would be good as new, which turned out to be mostly true. However, the bone density test revealed that I had osteoporosis.
What is it?
Is yoga helpful?
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I know, I know. Yoga teachers all want to teach remotely. I’ve been no exception. Here are some video and audio productions that I’ve made. Not many – it’s something that I alway mean to get around to.
No, I’m not selling yoga mats or clothing. I don’t even have a t-shirt… yet. But from time to time I find myself with something that someone may want. Have a look, I’m never sure what you’ll find.