Spoonie yoga chronicles: a reference for the spoonie yoga series

Here we are! The final post for the Spoonie Yoga Series. The series follows some of the
challenges and possibilities in maintaining a regular practice with a chronic illness. MeditationWhile writing this series, I experienced a spectacular pain flare and much upheaval. This is reflected in the series that tackles some really difficult aspects of finding consistency when it’s sorely lacking from our bodies. This post serves as a reference for the series, to help you find the information that will be most useful to you.
The posts fall along four over-arching themes to me: Understanding your yoga needs as a spoonie, Challenging internalized ableism, Facing a Flare, and Working with mental health struggles and PTSD.

 

Spoonie Yoga Series Themes 

Understanding your yoga needs as a spoonie: 

How is a spoonie yoga practice different from other yoga practices?

Setting up for regular spoonie yoga 

Challenging internalized ableism:

The challenge of not competing with anyone, even our former (well) selves

Giving up the able-bodied charade

The art of not pushing ourselves

Facing a flare

What if it stays this bad? Chronic Illness and managing what ifs

What do you need to hear when your chronic illness flares?

Working with mental health struggles and PTSD

“I’m too f**ked up to meditate:” How mental health struggles challenge a regular practice 

Feeling safe enough to move when you’ve got PTSD and trauma stored in your body 

Who wants a mirror for their s**t? Yoga and my stuck places

How about you, friends? What have you noticed about your struggles and strengths in building a regular practice with a chronic illness? Please feel free to share your stories here. I’d love to hear from you! 

 

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