Interesting discovery and observation last night. (at least to me)
I was doing my pre bed time yoga stretching, and found, happily, my range of motion in my left arm seems to be improving a bit! I can almost do a full 'sweeping' arm circle over my head, even if I can't stretch it as high as the right, that is a definite improvement.
Obviously, it's another posture I need to work back into, and I'm thinking that with the slowly decreasing discomfort of the tissue expander, I may be able to go out to Cascade Yoga Studio to take some classes in the upcoming weeks just to get a little more challenge, and maybe some new modifications to some familiar postures.
I've been kicking around the idea in my head for several years about doing the yoga shala...yoga teacher training, and I've always been fearful of it because of my RA, that I would be limited in my ability to do all the postures. I know I can teach, I love to do that, but wonder if I CAN teach if I can't do. I would love to be able to lead a class for people like me...going through changes in their lives and bodies and wanting to continue or start a yoga practice but not feeling confident that their new bodies can handle a regular class.
well...another realm of possibility to consider for me anyway. I have the time now, but the funds are sort of tied up in the medical world at the moment. Who knows what the universe will bring if I think on it hard enough, though.
for now, I will work on getting myself back to balance.