Zoom Screen Captures Showing Range Of Motion Improvement
A lot of changes in my life since my last blog entry!
On July 20, 2020 I had an awfully bad accident that sent me to one of Pennsylvania’s trauma centers. A broken tibia in my left leg, and a shattered ulna and dislocated radius bone in my left arm. I spent 12 hours in the OR, had six hours of orthopedic surgery, and was in for an eight-day hospital stay. It is like nothing I have ever experienced. Today, nearly two months later, I continue to mend.
Yoga has been a key part of my rehabilitation.
I started daily yoga practice the day after I returned from the hospital. Led by instructor Briel Beaty, we began with a half hour a day. Then 45 minutes, and now the last few weeks, an hour a day. These two pictures show an example of the progression in my capability as we have practiced.
We started with me sitting in a chair, then eventually I was able to get on the floor, and of late have been able to stand and do modified yoga sun salutations. The latter is somewhat complicated as I cannot put any weight on my left arm yet; the bone needs to heal more first. Oh, and there is the darn glaucoma thing too, shouldn't be doing too many deep inversions. Anyhow, it's all yoga, and it's all good.
I still have a long way to go with my recovery. My walking without a cane needs work, and periodically my arm reminds me it still needs a lot more time. In fact, I am typing this today with just my right arm; too much screen and keyboard work yesterday. My bad, second time in a week I have over done it.
Lastly, from a yoga instruction front, I am excited to say that I am starting teaching again!
I have been asked to resume in-person yoga teaching with a group I had worked with pre-COVID. This is a fun and interesting class for me. It is part spiritual and part asana (physical). Due to COVID we will be practicing outside for the near term, so as it gets cooler outside I will have to get creative in keeping people moving too! &
We are going to get my men’s yoga gang back up too! Yeah!
Yes, this will all be most challenging as I am unable to demonstrate many poses now. That will be a good driver for refinement of my language.
Isn’t that what we all strive for anyway, to be clearer with our intention?