Yoga helps me to stay focused and in-tune with my body. So often I will find areas of tightness which need to have the courage to “let go.” If you are wondering if I mean this physically or mentally, it’s a bit of both. Unless I’m listening to a yoga instructor who has the class doing something which I absolutely am incapable of doing, I am traveling within with my mind.
The yoga class I’ve most recently attended locally is called the “Gentle Yoga” class. We do a lot of stretching and gentle movements. After a 90-minute session, I always feel better. My joints seem to have more space in them as does my mind.
To be honest, it’s the calming the mind aspect of yoga which I find more challenging. I am not one to not be thinking about something. I’m always thinking about something.
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Living with RA: Get Up and MOVE IT! Exercising with Yoga to Stay Centered