Five weeks of antibiotics, a port removal, shoulder surgery and port implantation later. I finally managed to hang my swing in our new apartment. After doing rope Sirsasana for the first time in month, I felt immediately different. Something in my body has shifted and my energy started increasing. I’m so relieved to be finally home more then a few hours at the time, my nausea has completely disappeared since I have stopped taking Novalgin.
Being at home also allows me to cook more nutritious food. I even managed to drill holes and hang my ropes. Still I have to figure out where to place my wooden props so that I don’t have to shift everything around whenever I want to practice but this is a task for later. Important right now is I can practice with my ropes and my swings and I have my props. I can practice a bigger range of asanas which enables me to manage my pain with yoga. My practice involves supine poses, U-rope Adho Mukha Svanasana, chair Purvottanasana, rope Sirsasana, supported forward bends with high support for the head, Dwipada Viparita Dandasana – cross bolster or padded bench, chair Sarvangasana, Ardha Halasna, Sethu Bandha Sarvangasana, Viparita Karani, Savasana. The asanas I chose on the day depend on my emotional, physical state and my energy level. Some days I still suffer from reflux so I cannot practice inversions or take my head down.
Before I was diagnosed I had planned to go to Pixie’s yoga retreat in Dolcedo but with everything being not as it was supposed to, the chance to attend was small. And finally a 10 days before the retreat started I booked the flight. It was a dream coming true. My husband was a bit concerned about the journey but I convinced him, that what I would gain from intensiv yoga would increase my wellbeing more then what I would lose on the journey.