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Ricky

"Every time I see someone

I haven't see for a while they

comment on how straight

I'm standing up or how tall I am.

I can often walk around the house without walking sticks."

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Posture: Downward facing dog

Sanskrit: Adho Mukha Svanasana

"I found Yogable. It was exactly the right level of adaption for me and that really allowed me to strengthen my body so that I could participate in more mainstream yoga classes."

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Posture: Warrior II

Sanskrit: Virabhadrasana II

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"I was also suffering quite badly form PTSD from the trauma of my accident. I've had various bits of counselling for PTSD, but it's yoga that I think has really helped me over the hump of actually being able to not catastrophise all the time, not be hyper vigilant all the time, to be just more mindful of my surroundings, to show more gratitude for everything around me and that's something that took me by surprise and I was like, oh wow, this is really helping restore my mental health and that is something I am so grateful to yoga for.

 

"I can't do those Instagram poses because of the way my body is damaged, so I have to find another way of doing those poses and in some ways yoga has helped me to be less inhibited about how my body looks different from other people's and has allowed me to be much more focused on what a pose can do for me than what it actually looks like."

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