How to Choose a Yoga Class with Chronic Illness, my second guest post for the lupus blog, Despite Lupus, is live.
Here are two excerpts, “Maybe you’ve been wanting to try yoga and you’re a bit intimidated by the language you don’t recognize, or incense and sitar music. Just like any field – knitting, sky diving, or dog training, yoga has its lingo. Starting with knowing some terminology can help you succeed…
So how does one put this all together to choose a yoga class for a lupus yogi? First, exercise your body awareness. Yoga will help you get better at that but do some self-exploration because you know your lupus is different every day. For example, are your symptoms worse in the afternoon and you’re in the middle of a mild flare? That kind of day would be a morning gentle class. If you’re really stable and want some cardio, try the power class. If you’re having a consistent bad flare, you might just want to do a short restorative session. So match the style and time of day to your needs.”
Read the rest of the post, How to Choose a Yoga Class with Chronic Illness, on the Despite Lupus blog HERE.
I'm a yoga teacher who specializes in making yoga accessible in the pool and on land.
I also train and coach other yoga and aquatics professionals in aqua yoga.
My teaching style is engaging, responsive, and fun.