yoga

The Healing Power of Yoga

I started casually practicing yoga my freshman year of college. I took a Yoga class, and I was surprised to find how relaxed and energized I felt after each class. I noticed that my mobility was improving and my back did not hurt nearly as much after class as it did before. As my back and joint pain worsened through the years, I still found myself feeling my best after yoga class. I knew that I was not the most flexible, and no matter how hard I tried, I could not get my body into some of the harder poses. However,… Read More »The Healing Power of Yoga

Sabrina’s Daily Dose: Hiking and Pilates/Yoga

  Sabrina’s Daily Dose: Hiking and Pilates/Yoga   —When I walk I stick to natural trails. They are easier on my feet and back.  I invested in solid waterproof (Reynaud’s) hiking shoes that have foam lining to add comfort.  I only carry my phone in one pocket and mace in the other.  I keep it light and make sure my clothing flows easily.  Then I’m off! I don’t carry water because it hurts my back, shoulders and arms after just a short while.  I don’t stay out on the trail too long so I don’t need water.  I’ll increase my… Read More »Sabrina’s Daily Dose: Hiking and Pilates/Yoga

Sabrina's Daily Dose – Exercise

Sabrina’s Daily Dose: Exercise I hear many Spondylitis patients say all the things they can’t do regarding exercise. Now I’m not going to dispute that there are days exercise is physically not possible but I will dispute that we can’t do it at all. I know fully fused Spondys that Move Their AS still. They may not be doing jumping jacks or running a marathon but they are stretching their stiff bodies and doing whatever they can to keep mobility as long as they can. I am not able to do exercise like others or as long as others but… Read More »Sabrina's Daily Dose – Exercise