J.O.Y. YOGA STUDENT HIGHLIGHT - SEPTEMBER 2017
Joan has been living with several health issues including chronic pain and inflammation for a couple of years now. It has affected many areas of her life. She lost her job of 28 years as a nurse. She went from living an active lifestyle to becoming sedentary. She knew she needed help that her doctors couldn't give her.
“I'm not a fan of exercise and a friend suggested I try yoga. So glad I did!”
J.O.Y. is close to Joan’s house and one day she decided to walk in and ask a few questions. She’s now been practicing for about four and a half months.
As far as expectations of yoga, Joan had none. “I didn't think I would like it. I wanted to be able to touch my toes again! I can, and more! My mind is calmer, it doesn't seem to race as much as it used to. I can focus better. My body does not have as many flare ups of the pain and inflammation, and when it does it is minimal. I’m more flexible and have slightly more endurance. Focusing on my breathing in class has helped me with my own respiratory issues as well. My spirit is helping me stay grounded, more accepting of myself and my limits. Joining J.O.Y. was one of the healthiest decisions I have made in a very long time.”