by Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief
It’s hard to believe we are already quickly approaching winter. The leaves have fallen, there is a chill in the air, and – depending on where you live — you may already have experienced your first dusting of snow.
With changing seasons comes holidays, family gatherings, and other situations that may make us feel uncomfortable and overstimulated.
An understanding of our proprioception — the ability for our body to know where we are in space — can help us avoid some of the stressors these events can cause.
In the pages of this magazine you will read about proprioception: what it is, how it works, what it does for us, and how we can help improve it.
The biggest game-changer for me was (no surprise here) YOGA. If you’ve followed my journey for any length of time, you know how much credit I give yoga in helping me in my recovery.
There is a huge misconception out there that you have to be bendy and flexible to yoga, which simply isn’t true. Even on my worst days, I would come to my mat and find solace. Yoga helps us gain mobility, strength, endurance – and proprioception.
You can do yoga in a chair if you battle mobility or balance issues, or if you can’t stand or come to the floor. The chair is an amazing prop often underutilized in yoga — but not in MY classes!
As you browse through this issue, give yoga some thought and consideration, especially if you struggle with proprioception or vestibular issues.