Modified Sun Salutes for Yoga in Nederland, Texas – with Yoga Teacher, Gail Pickens-Barger
Lately I’ve been posting a lot in my private facebook group Yoga for Pacemakers & ICDS about modified versions of the Salute to the Sun. Thought I’d share with you the sequences!
Part of the challenge is to slowly come down to the floor from modified plank to cobra or sphinx. Engaging the chest muscles with an implanted device is somewhat challenging! As always keep it between easy and the ouch! My older daughter demonstrating the sequences!
Come to my Beginning Yoga classes at Wesley UMC in Nederland, Texas. Mondays at 6:15 pm and Thursdays at 10 am. Also search on facebook “Yoga for Pacemakers” to join the group.
Today, like every other day, I closed my yoga class by advising everyone that I’m available for questions. Normally, I’m able answer most questions. Today, not so much or at least not to my satisfaction.
An older gentleman approached me and told me he has a pacemaker in his chest, he’s been cleared to exercise and currently runs and swims, he has some scar tissue, and he wanted to know what I knew about yoga and people with pacemaker’s. I advised him that he had the distinct honor of being my first pacemaker client (to my knowledge). He also went on to tell me that he has wires in his chest that connect from the pacemaker to his heart.
I humbly told him that I personally didn’t have any specific information to provide as I hadn’t learned anything addressing pacemakers and yoga. However, I told him to definitely listen to…
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