I learned at the Spirit Room in downtown Fargo from Dawn Morgan - what a wonderful, gentle teacher!
I learned about mindfulness of my body, becoming aware of how tense I was, how to consciously r e l a x my muscles from head to toe, how to b r e a t h e, how gentle slow stretching releases toxins from lymph nodes around the body. It was all an incredible revelation.
It helped me immensely, enabling me to take care of my body in a way I didn't know about before. I was in far less pain and discomfort at work and home once I began my own yoga practice.
Nowadays, I still practice, but I cannot handle an hour at a time like I once did. Instead, I do shorter sessions, and do them whenever I need to.
While it helps me cope with my Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Sjogren's, it is just one of many therapies that help me. I also go to my local health provider's rehab center twice weekly to participate in Silver & Fit. That said, yoga is incredibly important to my ability to cope with my pain and discomfort.
Thank you, Dawn, for teaching me something that has been such a blessing in my life.