REDISCOVERING WHAT WAS LEFT
Before yoga the only way I knew how to destress or relax was by going horseriding. It's a sport that requires an incredible amount of focus as horses can be unpredictable, you have to be ready for anything, always. Hence, you naturally find you can't afford to think about much else and everything drops away but you and the horse.
Before my accident I had rediscovered my love of yoga through a local private teacher, Tabitha. Previously I'd always been put off when I attended classes and found them difficult to follow and relate to. However, for me a private lesson was ideal to highlight the areas I needed to work on as well as providing tips for my own practice.
Picking up yoga again after my accident was tough. Whilst my right (uninjured) leg was incredibly strong now and able to balance, my left was weak, stiff and limiting. I struggled with frustration at my inability to do the easiest of things - even child's pose seemed a challenge as my ankle was unable to bend underneath.