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Hi ladies

Still in pain but decided to have a private lesson with the teacher whose classes I used to go to regularly before the mbc diagnosis

He showed me some alternative postures from the ones that are painful

He really boosted my self esteem by saying he was impressed by how I’ve remembered my yoga and the fact that I’m stronger than he thought I would be

Anyway I’m going to start classes this week and hope to increase my strength and also help my mental attitude as I’m still struggling with coping with the situation in which I’m in

All the best to you lovely ladies on here

Barb xx

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That's really great news :-) I do pilates and I find it helps immensely.

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That’s great! Yoga is so good for mind, body and soul. I’m glad you found some poses to work with! :)

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Hi Barb....So glad you enjoyed. I also am still having a lot of pain. What type of poses have you found easy on your back and hips?

Sandra

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Hi Sandra

The yoga I do is flowing from one posture to the next..I struggle with upward dog so my instructor told me to do the cat pose..apparently good for pregnant ladies (!!) as doesn’t force the back in a backwards bend

I’ll pitch up at a class and see how I get on..I must say that downward dog is lovely on my back and I find the side bends feel ok..I’m still a bit weak especially in my shoulders and upped arms

Sometimes when I’m in a low mood I think why bother/ what’s the point etc then I say to myself..come on Barb get going!!..hard though..much easier to diss on the settee

Barb xx

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Thanks Barb. Sounds like you are doing fantastic. Keep up the great work and keep us posted.

Sandra

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Will do

Barb xx

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Hi Sandra

Well I did my yoga class yesterday and was fine apart from the standing on one leg pose..wobbly to say the least!!!

I also rode for an hour later and did a few short canters.. Bugsy behaved himself and didn’t pull me about..he’s very well schooled but can get excited sometimes 🐎

I’m tired this morning so need to perk up as I’m having a party tonight..it’s a ‘fuddle’..means everyone brings something and we have a big buffet..I’ve volunteered to do a cheeseboard..haha no effort there apart from putting on a server!

All the best

Barb xx

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Sounds good Barb. Wobbly is ok as long as you enjoyed. Rest up and enjoy your party. Have a beverage for me.

Sandra

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Well done Barb for taking those first steps... it will get you off the settee and you will feel much better mentally ! ... Just take it slow at first and build up ... sounds as if you have an understanding instructor ! I did some Xi Gong (a form of Tai Chi ) when I had a shoulder problem and had an understanding teacher , and I felt much better for it ...gentle stretches , relaxing music and social interaction . x

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Hi there

I think having a good teacher is paramount..I used to go to his classes for years and the yoga retreats in France so I sort of ‘get’ the yoga philosophy a bit and it will be so much better in a group..also the yoga centre itself has a lovely ambience..just feels calm

Barb xx

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Healing takes time...patience and easy does it ...

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Hi Tam

You’re so right but I’m afraid I’m so impatient as I feel I need to get stuff done in case I run out of time..I know it’s morbid thinking but I can’t help it

Barb xx

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Not morbid. A fear most of us have. In fact, I was just thinking of all the things I won’t get to do if I don’t live much longer. Then reminded myself the journey IS the destination. I don’t always embrace that, but I do believe it’s true. We mortals are so impatient. We want so hard to achieve or get something. Well you do and you will every time you go to yoga class. Do you do yoga Nidra and a brief meditation at the end of your class? If so let your instructor know what “thoughts” you want to work on. Perhaps he can guide your meditation.

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Yes we do a meditation at the end of the session in a cosy blanket which is lovely..could lie there all day

Xx

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Enjoy Barb! Stay strong. Sounds like you are starting to recover! Bless you

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Hi there

I think I’ve recovered then I do too much and end up in pain..so stupid!!

All the best to you

Barb xx

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Take it a little slower and you will be ok!

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You sound so energized, physically and mentally. Makes me think of going back too. Good for you!

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Do go back and try it again...even try a new beginner’s class ...just let the instructor know your limitations and start gently ! Exercise does help a lot mentally and the social interaction is a bonus !

I am missing my exercise classes (ladies breast cancer exercise classes twice weekly) as I am on rest and recovery for 6 weeks after my breast reduction op last week (while on my week off from ibrance). I hope to start dog walking again this week ... tho” the weather here in the U.K. has turned awful in the last week !! ...My 2019 resolution will be to try new exercise classes! x

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Why don’t you?.. nothing ventured etc

Barb xx

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Keep up the good work Barb, i try to walk when ever i can, now in Cyprus is winter, the rain started so i don't do much for now

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That is wonderful, I only have few sessions of yoga and it really helps

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Hi

That’s encouraging

Thanks

Barb xx

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That's great Barb. I go to a yoga class once a week and then workout twice a week. It really helps me mentally. Makes me feel like I am doing something normal. And for me its also another support group. We have all been working out together for 2-3 years and I love being with them and sweating and focusing on my workouts for an hour and not thinking about stupid cancer!! You go girl.

Kim

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