Yoga Has Helped Me

It’s important to me to share with my readers, how my 40 years of experience with Yoga has helped me in every facet of my life.

Before Yoga I was suffering from the very bad effects of hyperventilating. It was ruining my life and keeping me from the things I wanted to do. I was dizzy and never felt like I got enough breath in my lungs. I would pull the breath in but felt like I was suffocating. I was lucky to have a very caring Doctor. He sent me to a Yogi who taught me Pranayama breath work. Within 2 weeks I was no longer hyperventilating and was beginning to feel so much better. I was hooked in such a good way.

That’s was only the beginning. I wanted to learn as much as I could as fast as I could. Soon I was practicing the poses and listening to every lecture I could find, visiting Ashrams and doing Yoga intensives, sometimes 4 hours at a time. I got stronger and everything seemed easier. My health improved and my outlook became very positive. It was a blessing and I am still grateful for finding a healthy way to cope with all the pressures of life.

The greatest gift Yoga has given to me is that after 40 years of practice I can still water ski 24 miles and not be winded. I can scuba dive with people half my age and keep up. I teach 8 Yoga classes each week and still have energy to attend  classes taught by friends, ongoing education classes, workshops and retreats. Yoga is a journey and there is always something new to learn. I encourage all my readers to approach their Yoga experience with an open and curious mind.

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Respect your body's limitations and inner wisdom, if something feels wrong or dangerous, please do not do it. Please consult your health care practitioner before starting a yoga, pranayama or other exercise program.

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