Thursday, December 29, 2005

Ajit Is My Hero

Here is the text of an e-mail message I wrote to Capitol Hill Yoga yesterday:

I have been plaqued forever with a strange gait caused by a slightly shorter right leg and a slight scoliosis. It seems to be more pronounced as I get older. In the last 10 days I have had considerable hip pain that I know is related to the way I walk.

I came to yoga today (to Ajit's class) to find that I was his only student. When he did the usual inquiry for aches and pains, I explained all this to him. He brilliantly developed a class just for me that focused on teaching me how to walk -- imagine that at almost 57! We did lots of hamstring stretching and hip openers and then I walked repeatedly around the room, learning just what it was that was causing me pain and imbalance.

As I have walked today at work, I have been aware of all the things he told me to look out for. When I do it right, my legs feel strong and I feel much more stable. What an unexpected payoff from early morning yoga!

I have been to countless doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, you name it. But never has anyone attempted to TEACH me how to walk correctly. I am happy to say that I am pain-free right now and I am so delighted.

If Ajit's class is ever threatened with cancellation or if he isn't getting paid what he should be because of low enrollment, I will most happily subsidize because he really knows what he is doing!



Blogger Velvet said...

That's great. It makes me wonder how much modern medicine we really need for other stuff....

11:54 PM  

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