“I'd like to share my Svaroopa® yoga story. I was x-rayed and diagnosed by an orthopedist as having a frozen shoulder. I could barely raise my hand above my shoulder, it was very painful. The orthopedist suggested two options. Option #1, I could go to the hospital and get put to sleep. Then he would crank the arm to give me more motion, I'd follow that up with physical therapy every day for 2 weeks. Option #2, I could go twice a week for 6 weeks to physical therapy, do daily exercises, and see how the shoulder progresses. Honestly, neither option was appealing.
I've practiced different kinds of yoga over several years. So I decided to try yoga before agreeing to either of the doctor's options. Honestly, my shoulder was so painful I was nervous to go to any yoga class. But I gathered my courage and went to a Svaroopa®class taught by Maureen Shortt. Maureen said (in a surprisingly confident way) that Svaroopa® yoga could help my frozen shoulder. She assisted me into my Shavasana pose at the start of class and I took the class. She didn't do anything extra or special, it was a typical Svaroopa® yoga class. By the time I came back for my next Svaroopa® class, I had FULL RANGE of motion in my arm! It healed with ONE class. If it didn't happen to me, I might not have believed it. I'm still amazed.
That is my Svaroopa® story.
Namaste, Gwen J.”