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Why I BELIEVE in the PRACTICE OF YOGA

Posted by Emily Gareis on January 5, 2011 at 11:33 AM

In May 2006 my husband and I were involved in a life changing car accident.  The accident obliterated my left femur so I am now the proud owner of a rod from my knee to my hip with lots of screws, pins and a leg that is 2 ½ inches shorter than the other. 

 

After four major surgeries, three lengthy hospital stays and months and months of rehab, I was told my injury was a “good as it would get”.  I was devastated since I was still using a walker and a cane to get around and couldn’t do steps at all.  I had gained 60 lbs in that time and truly had lost hope of ever getting back to my life before the accident.

 

Being a yoga instructor for the previous 10 years I just couldn’t accept my fate and actively sought out something that might help my plight – I discovered “Chair Yoga” through “Liz Franklin’s Yoga in Chairs” and it has helped me get back to the life I once had. I am teaching yoga again, both on the mat and in a chair, I have lost almost all of the weight that I gained and I am now able to provide a deeper insight for those who have issues with mobility inspiring individuals who don’t think they can lead an active life

 

Emily Gareis, RYT

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Reply Jenny Van DYke
1:12 PM on January 8, 2011 
Em ... you are truly an inspiration!