A Big Shout Out to Abbie Atkinson, Yoga Instructor Extraordinaire
I had foot surgery a year ago and continued to suffer foot pain far after I thought my foot should be healed. I went to physical therapy several times and it did help, but was very expensive. I mentioned to Abbie that if she started a yoga class in the neighborhood, I would like to join.
There weren’t any older (such as I am) women in the neighborhood interested, so she came to my house and gave me a birthday gift of a yoga session last September. I was hooked and have been meeting with her for yoga classes ever since.
Not only has the pain in my foot been reduced, and for the most part eliminated, but my knee and hip pain, which had been caused by my poor walking patterns because of my painful foot, gone as well.
Abbie is a master at knowing which muscles to engage to reduce pain, to build strength, balance and flexibility.
I highly recommend her yoga class to anyone interested in building a body that should work much better as we inevitably get older.
Carol Hinckley |