Yoga has made a big difference for me!
Sep2003 a wicked bout of optic neuritis, followed by severe fatigue, weakness, and vertigo, left me at home on disability for 6months.
I went from active to not being able to carry a load of laundry up the stairs without feeling like I was going to collapse.
I was going crazy at home, and frustrated at my lake of activity. House bound because i couldn't drive (the ON left me with permanent vision loss in my left eye.). So in attempt to stay active, I tried some yoga videos at home. I have the A.M. & P.M. tape - which I really liked. My fav to get started though were a beginner's box set from Yoga Zone.
I stuck with it. Slowly but surely, I improved stamina, flexibility and balance. I learned how to use breath to relax. I was able to take my dogs for walks without feeling like I was going to drop.
Bought more tapes. Month by month i noticed more improvements. I started back bike riding. Bit by bit, I improved. I returned to part time work, and this winter returned to full time.
2 yrs later, i am now taking yoga classes weekly at a studio, cyling, skating, and horsebackriding.
Some might say I am enjoying a remission. Perhaps, but the new lesions on MRI show that the disease is still progressing. Maybe I've increased my resiliance? I am better able to cope with fatigue now, Yoga has improved my balance so that my crappy vision doesn't interefere with my activities anymore, and Yoga has taught me how to relax and destress.
Even my hubby is impressed how much Yoga has helped me
Karen in "Winterpeg"