When Yoga Teachers get injured
I got recently diagnosed with a trapped nerve in my hip joint (yikes!). It is unclear how I got this! The GP guessed it was a sudden movement either sitting down or standing, it could have been my running or my Yoga, the dancing, sitting, etc.… whatever it was, it set me back and took me by surprise. I went from being very active to having to rest and nurse the pain. This was a temporary situation and the speed of the recovery was down to me, so I could either get frustrated by this, or dedicate my energy to make it better as soon as it was possible.
Injuries are part of life, it does not matter if we are a less adventurous sofa lover, or mad hyperactive gal, there will be times when we are going to hurt a part of our body. Now the important thing here is how we deal with it, and what we learn from it. this blog entry shares how I approached this:
So, 2-3 weeks later, I feel much better, I also learnt a lot.
As Yogis, we can sometimes do a lot more asana and leave other meditative Yoga practices less attended. It is ok as long as we are aware of this. I felt much more calmer after I practiced meditation and Pranayama more. We can always get something positive out of being sofa bound.
Thanks for reading!
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Yoga teacher & Senior Scientist working full time with a major Multinational.