I have been very busy again, hence the intermittent postings and random poetry. Here's a little about what I have been up to.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday were yoga filled. On Friday I attended two yoga classes and then went to "practice teach" in the park with a group. This meant doing even more yoga. I was so beat I went home and slept for over 12 hours.
On Saturday I spent some more time at yoga. First, I took a class and then I went to teacher training for three hours. It was great but when I finished, I was exhausted again. I met some friends for dinner and when I got home I passed out for another 12 hour stint.
Sunday was no different. We met at 9:00 pm for teacher training and then did a "Moon Flow." It was advertised as "restorative" but it was actually an hour and a half of hip and heart opening stretches (ouch). After that I practice taught with a small group for a while and then I took another yoga class. Class was followed by another 3 hours of training that included even more yoga. By the time it ended, I was pretty fried. In fact, I have been rather tired ever since.
Since Sunday I have gone to a yoga class every day but the good news is that after tomorrow, I will have finished all my class hours. By the end of Sunday I will have completed 200 hours of teacher training in 2 months. My mom says this is amazing. I guess it is. When I started training I still was fighting the tail end of an exacerbation and still having some issues with bladder control and balance. Now, although I'm tired, I seem to be symptom-free. This is probably one of my greatest physical accomplishments of my entire life. It is definitly my greatest spiritual accomplishment.
I am really glad to be finishing up but I also feel fulfilled by my experiences. I think this proved one of the best coping mechanisms I could have found during the time I adjusted to being diagnosed with MS. I still have moments of fear about the future but mostly I am just trying to enjoy each day and not concern myself with whatever pitfalls the future may hold.
TISCH MS -- 18th Annual MS Patient Symposium
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