Getting (back) into a fitness routine can be hard after an injury, especially when it comes to head injuries. That's why I created this short class to help you improve your balance and stability from the comfort of your home. We'll go through some stretches as well as core strengthening and balancing exercises.
This class won't solve all your problems, but yoga & gentle exercise can definitely help you on your recovery journey! In fact, imaging activates the same path ways as actually doing it → for example, think about doing chaturanga even if you can't do it (yet)!
Head Injuries & TBI's happen all the time, but are discussed very little. Every injury is unique and feels different, but they all take a lot of time and care to recover. If something doesn't feel right, please take a break and chose a pose that supports you. Your yoga practice is supposed to make you feel good. I avoided inversions like down dog in this class because I know that this can be uncomfortable, especially in the beginning stages of recovery.
A little bit about my journey: I experienced a head injury a few years ago that's left me with a few issues, but my yoga journey (along with a nutritious diet) has played a very big role in my recovery.
TBI & Head Injury Resources:
- New Hope for Concussions, TBI & PTSD by Dr. Lawrence D. Komer & Joan Chandler Komer
- Power Foods for the Brain by Neal D. Barnard, MD