About 3 years ago I had an adverse reaction to the flu vaccine. My entire left arm swelled and I was left with pain and very limited mobility. I began a process of ultra-sound guided injections, physical therapy, and steroids to help with the bursitis and tendonitis that had developed in my bicep and deltoid muscles. I had to cut out much of my exercise routines due to the pain and it was only about a year ago that I started doing yoga again. However, the key word is that I was doing the yoga, I wasn’t experiencing it. Out of fear of the injury and pain, I limited myself. During the 2011 Karma week though, I found Olynda’s Anusara course and have found my yoga experience. Making this a weekly practice and leading with my heart has opened up my body and mind to what is possible with my arm.
I am doing more with my arm now than I have done in the past 3 years! At a doctor’s appointment last week, no pain medication or therapy was prescribed, because I am finding that the Anusara is leading me on my path of healing.