The garden is a mass of weeds. I suspended voice lessons until fall. Cookouts came and went while I sat at the computer. What was I doing all summer? Writing a book. Really. And, it’s about to be published.
A plethora of yoga books line my shelves and topple from stacks on my desk. I enjoy them all, some more than others. But each is peppered with bookmarks noting sections that speak to me. Some highlight interesting poses. Others are there for easy access to a phrase that touches on bringing daily practice from the mat into my day.
None, however, fully address yoga and Parkinson’s. There’s mention here and there in some of the texts, and there are books that connect exercise to the disease. But when I couldn’t find one that dedicated itself to living your yoga while living with Parkinson’s, I decided to dedicate myself to writing it.
The manuscript is at the publisher. And the book, Yoga for Movement Disorders: Rebuilding Strength, Flexibility and Balance for Parkinson’s Disease and Dystonia, is due out at the end of October.
I have time now to tend to the flower beds and make it to a picnic or two. But, as summer ebbs into that magical place between Labor Day and autumn, when the air is clean and the trees begin their wardrobe change, I can hope that my addition to the library of yoga books carries a bookmark or two by someone who finds certain passages helpful.