Anna N. is a survivor of a Traumatic Brain Injury of 13 years. She has visited many doctors, undergone multiple therapies, and has experienced improvement beyond original expectations. Anna started attending a yoga class 3 weeks ago, however has practiced yoga throughout her rehabilitation.
When were you first introduced to yoga?
What benefits have you noticed from yoga?
The breathing, I have since realized that the breathing is the same diaphragmatic breathing as when I used to sing or play the french horn, so I’m pretty good at diaphragmatic breathing. The only problem is that I many times I take a much lower breath as opposed to before the accident.
It’s just awareness of my body, and awareness of the tight muscles that can be loosened by stretching. I meditate a lot. I meditate as a stress and anxiety reliever.
Were you nervous before your first class 3 weeks ago?
What advice would you give to someone who has never tried yoga but might be nervous because they’re not a typical yoga student as seen in advertisements?