Monday, December 12, 2011
You have a Yoga Body
Now, I practice yoga asanas at last 3 times a week, often more, so I am always grateful that my hard work has been paying off physically.
Before and during my treatment for cancer, yoga classes were offered to me by my doctors (and their staff) as a way to "cope" with my illness. When I informed them that I already had an established practice, many of them said "I can tell, you have a yoga body."
But beyond the physical benefits, my practice has helped me cope. I made keeping my yoga regime intact during this ordeal a priority, and, on the days I am not doing asana, I "practice" my sitting meditation, so technically, I am now practicing yoga everyday.
Even on the days immediately after my surgery, I was back at my Shala, practicing asana. It may not have been the full physical practice I regularly do, but just moving and breathing made me feel better.
My practice helped me to heal.
And for that, I'm grateful.