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Here you will find a group of yogis/Sparkers who are of all ages, and some of us battle physical/health challenges.
Therapeutic yoga is starting to infuse Western practices of physical therapy, so it can only help you, it should be presented as appropriate for your condition. But where I live--that kind of neighborhood in the New York City area--by and large, the most therapeutic-oriented yoga teachers seem to emanate out of a pilates studio wherein they teach both pilates and yoga.
Many others who may be therapeutic-oriented move on from the yoga studios that bill themselves as "Wellness Centers" yet that do not have a strict, rehabilitative focus.
I also am a member of myyogaonline, I had won a year of that membership.
Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky
Find a way.
(Said after swimming from Cuba to Key West without fins or shark cages)
My first Experice with Yoga goes back to the early 70s. Through the years i went off and on with my practice, but never let it go completely. Big setback a few years ago, while having lots of pain that went worse with practicing. My flexibility went down to zero.
Finally i´ve been diagnosed with ancylosing spondilitis. The conclusion: Yoga is just what i need to battle SpA. But i have to be careful, because to much tension causes inflammation in my tendons. Wayyyyy to go: I booked a premium membership at my yoga online a year ago and gained lot of flexibility back. Still cant sit in easy pose. Its a big goal to be comfortable in easy pose again. I do an slow set of sun salutations every morning, when things go bad, i do them half. Additionally i try to do at last a 15 minute-practice every day I have no class at the moment, but sometimes i book a private lesson with a physiotherapist thats a yoga-teacher, to adjust my practice.
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