I don’t personally have a chronic illness, but my husband has a few, so when I saw The Yoga Prescription available, I thought it would be a good idea to review it. Learn a few things, see if I’d recommend it to folks with chronic illness, maybe try some of the methods and poses myself.
I now highly recommend this to anyone with chronic pain or illness, chronic fatigue, or a body that’s just plain aging (i.e., anyone who tells me they’ve got stiffness or pain).
The Yoga Prescription by certified yoga instructor and multiple-time published author Cory Martin is not a “cure-all” for your pain, obviously. But following the ideas expressed in the book may undoubtedly help reduce stiffness, soreness, chronic pain levels, and more.
In the book, Cory expresses her own chronic illness journey as she shares the methods and poses she has used to help deal with her own pain and illness. It’s a personal yet prescriptive journey from page first to page last.
Plus, if you participate in yoga for at least 10 minutes daily, studies have shown your overall health that’s impacted negatively by sitting around daily can be drastically improved.
Each chapter discusses a different aspect of chronic illness, such as feeling alone in your pain, comparing your health to others, or the self-imposed guilt brought on by chronic conditions. Then, the chapters deal with these issues with poignant thoughts, encouraging words, and a yoga pose to help deal with that particular concern.
I can’t say I practice the prescription each day. Still, I’m sure thinking about incorporating it into my daily routine, especially while traveling, under stress, or any other distinctively challenging times for my body.
The Yoga Prescription could be a great tool in your life whether you deal with a chronic illness like arthritis, RA, fibromyalgia, Chrons, Lupus, or practically anything else. The key is whether or not you can do the poses as prescribed or not. If not, I still think you could benefit from the overall words in the book and could find applicable poses you can do.
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Editor-in-Chief of The MockingOwl Roost, Rita Mock-Pike is the granddaughter of aviatrix, Jerrie Mock, first woman to pilot an airplane solo around the world. Rita has found inspiration from her grandmother’s life and flight and pursued many of her own dreams in theatre, podcasting, novel writing, and cooking up delicious food from around the world. She now writes on food, travel, pets, faith, and the arts. She’s happily married to Matt, and faithfully serves the very fluffy kitten queen, Lady Stardust.