I was so pleased to have the opportunity to review Yoga for Fibromyalgia and to offer a free copy to one lucky commenter. Andrea was the second person to leave a comment, and her lucky number was selected by Random.org. I wish I had 50 copies to give away!
It was fascinating to me reading all of your comments. The first thing that became clear was – we want to heal! Everyone was so encouraged and excited about a resource tailored specifically to our needs, and to my testimonial as to how much yoga has improved my life. I was inspired by your enthusiasm.
Second there was the always present hesitation and fear we have all acquired through years of conditioned response to our symptoms. We hurt, and we tire of hurting, so we have become conditioned to avoiding and eliminating the things that cause us pain or that we even suspect may cause us pain. Completely reasonable, right?
My first experience with yoga was miserable. The teacher would have been better suited as a bootcamp instructor. There was nothing gentle or nourishing about her or her teachings. My fear of that painful experience closed my mind to yoga as a resource. Thank goodness I met someone to guide me to the true practice of yoga.
That is my hope for each of you. I hope that if I talk about it enough, maybe one, two, or even more of you will find a local teacher to guide you. For 13 years my muscles were a frozen, painful mess. With yoga they are quietly and slowly melting, releasing all the years of pain and tension. I want nothing less for each of you!
Thanks to everyone who left a comment. I plan to have more giveaways soon!