On November 7, I’ll be part of the team who will lead a workshop for yoga instructors on working with Parkinson’s patients. I am so looking forward to sharing.
I know that as I will gaze around the room at the collected teaching experience, I will be thrilled, humbled, honored.
I don’t propose to have the answers. If I did, the medical staff and I wouldn’t be there – there’d be no Parkinson’s.
What I do hope to share is my experience with other instructors so they can help people living with PD truly benefit from yoga practice.
It is not a matter of simply introducing a chair to the mat, or adjusting a student more often. Certain positions – and adjustments – can trigger tremors and spasms, overheating can happen rapidly. It is a matter of understanding the disease and its effects.
Yoga is no cure. It is, however, a healing path. I know that yoga teachers know that. My hope is that I can place a few more tools in their supply kit.
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