Yoga and Pain
Recently I read some articles from Yoga Journal about the effects of yoga and meditation and pain.
"Suffering is Optional" talks about learning to work with our pain and being present to our pain.
Another article "Teaming Up to Fight Pain" explained how eastern and western practitioners are coming together to help people with pain. They are working together to make a holistic plan for each patient. The article also tells us how to form our own circle practitioners. This is exciting to me as I believe both eastern and western medicine have great elements that can help us heal better than on their own.
As I read these articles, I thought of the personal stories many of you have shared with me. Many of you have been or continue to live life with pain. One of the members of our Chair Yoga class has been dealing with pain for years and was stuck in the house until he began water aerobics and yoga. Recently he had some surgery to help control his pain. Since then he has been doing yoga at home 3 days a week and finding great relief both physically and mentally.
What has been your experience with yoga helping you physically?
Please share your stories.
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I enjoy yoga as it brings peace to my life. Teaching yoga has brought joy to my life and given me a chance to encourage others in learning yoga.