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STARTING OVER AGAIN

Monday, May 27, 2013

The 20 months of rehab after the big accident came to an abrupt end when an SUV plowed into me while I was walking across a street. There were surgeries, more rehab, and now I am back. It is great to have a community of like-minded people, interested in nutrition and fitness, to return to. This is such a long journey. The enthusiastic presence of others on this path, makes a huge difference.

  
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SOSHIV2011 12/12/2013 4:53PM

  Time for a new blog. I am interested in knowing how you meditate. What techniques you use.
Thx

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KDRICH24 8/14/2013 5:49PM

    Oh WOW! I'm so glad you are ok! Seriously! I know how difficult rehab is and I'm thankful for all the people who work in that area! Glad you're back!!! emoticon

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STARTING OVER

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Since the accident, the doctors say no strength training. It has been 5 months. They will tell me when it is OK to start again. I am sad to gain 20 pounds after the hard work of the months before, but I am very happy to be alive and able to write here again.

I started yoga a few days after the accident -- very mild poses. I was unable to walk for a few months, but now I can walk again. I am taking public transit and walking to all the appointments. I am doing the physical therapy exercises at home. I am doing my best to heal.

I'm keeping track of nutrition, water and sleep. I hope this will help the healing process.

  
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KDRICH24 8/17/2013 6:28PM

    Love all the steps you are making to a full recovery. Slow but sure... emoticon

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ALICERIEGER 2/15/2009 11:13AM

    It seems to take forever to recover from a severe injury but it sounds like you are doing all the right things. I imagine you often find it discouraging because of the loss of physical tone and the gaining of weight but you can get back to goos health. It sounds to me like you are doing all the right things and have the right attitutde. Your doing so well, just don't rush it.

God Bless.

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INTERRUPTIONS

Friday, January 02, 2009

I was in a big accident a few weeks ago. My life has really changed. I haven't been able to manage the site. I hope I can come back soon.

  
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KUNGFOOD 1/2/2009 3:59PM

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SIMPLE YOGA FOR A STATIONARY CYCLIST

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

1) Half Uttanasana (standing forward bend) -- Place both palms at the edge of a kitchen counter or sink. Pressing the palms on the edge, walk back until your heels are under your buttocks. Keep the outer edges of the feet parallel. Extend from the palms to the buttock bones, and from the heels to the buttock bones. You are trying to make an extended right angle shape. Hold for 20 - 30 seconds.

2) Beginning Warrior Pose I -- Walk your right foot straight forward and your left foot back, till they are 4 - 5 feet apart. Have the left toes turned out at a slight angle. Now with hands on your hips, turn your hips so that they fact forward (same as your right foot). Keeping the back leg straight, lift both sides of the chest as you bend your right leg slowly to 90 degrees. Keep the right knee in line with the heel, not forward. Hold for 20 - 30 seconds, and repeat on the other side.

3) Beginning Warrior Pose 2 -- Separate your legs 4 -5 feet apart till you are in a wide-leg pose, arms wide with palms facing down. Feet and wrists will be the same distance apart. Turn your right foot, right leg out, knee in line with foot. Turn your left toes slightly in, keeping the left leg extended. Keeping your body upright and your arms extended, slowly bend the right leg to 90 degrees. The bent leg knee should not go beyond the line of the heel, nor should that thigh turn inward. Pull from the back arm to come up after 20 - 30 seconds, then do the other side.

4) Half Uttanasana

5) Legs up the wall -- Lie down with buttocks at the wall and legs up the wall. Keep the chin lower than the forehead -- use a pad under the back of the head if necessary. Arms can be to the sides, or overhead.

6) Simple chair twist -- Sit sideways on a chair, feet hip width apart and parallel to each other. Place both hands on top of the chair back. Push the chair down to lift the sides of the trunk up. Then push both sides of the chair towards your knees to turn. Be gentle.

7) Simple Savasana, calves on the chair -- Lie down with the buttocks on the floor, legs bent close to a right angle, calves on a chair. If a pad under the head is needed to keep the forehead higher than the chin, use it.

  
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FIERCEBALANCE 7/31/2008 4:20PM

    Yoga was the gateway for me, a few years ago, to this whole process of a healthier lifestyle. I am glad you are practicing it--I have gotten so many benefits from it.

You joined SP on my bday!



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YOGA PRACTICE FOR OPTIMUM WEIGHT

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

This asana sequence is offered with thanks to the teachings of BKS Iyengar.



Chair Bharadvajasana
Forward bends with head support, arms supported at least the height of the head:
Child's pose
Paschimottanasana
Janusirsasana
Adhomukha Svanasana
Prasarita Padottanasana
Uttanasana
Standing poses with support -- face a table or kitchen counter
Tadasana
Utthita Trikonasana
Virabhadrasana II
Utthita Parsvakonasana
Uttanasana
Seated twists: sit on blankets, turn towards a chair or bench, use it to create extension before twisting
Reclining poses: Suptabaddhakonasana, Suptavirasana
Supported inversions: Halasana
Savasana

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