First, I would like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy New Year! I don’t know about you, but to me 2010 has a nice ring to it.
I am healing well from my surgery in December. I know all your healing thoughts have helped me in this healing process, and I thank you again for your kindness, your emails and phone calls. I am starting back to teaching on a limited basis (kind of easing my way back into it), and then in March, I will email you my full schedule. I also want to thank all the wonderful yoga teachers who have subbed for me while I was on leave; thank you!
I am so looking forward to reconnecting with all of you, and returning to my yoga practice. During my recuperation, the qigong has been a lifesaver as I was able to do it (albeit with smaller movements) even on the night after surgery when I was in a fair amount of pain. So I am very grateful for these practices, and also for Reiki and meditation, because I found they gave me the tools necessary to help me deal with the stress of surgery (and admittedly I got very stressed during pre-op), and the post-op healing process – which was more challenging than I had expected. So, the value of having a consistent mind-body practice (whether it is yoga or qigong), became even more crystal clear to me. This experience has confirmed to me the importance of these ancient self- healing practices. During challenging times, they are an amazing resource from which to pull.