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Four days ago I began a 100 Day Yoga Challenge to help me get my back into shape. I have had a consistent yoga practice for over 30 years, but this past year I had a frozen shoulder, so my yoga practice dwindled while all efforts were ‘shoulder’ oriented. I was diagnosed with Scoliosis in 1973, and subsequently had corrective surgery which included deformity correction, spinal fusion and the placement of Harrington rod instrumentation on September 14, 1976. I will be telling my story, but the focus of this blog will be 100 days of yoga to stretch, strengthen and revitalize my back. I have a yoga routine I use every morning which I will detail at a later date. I will be including some video journaling of my additional yoga and meditation practice for this challenge, as well. For now I am increasing my practice with the help of practicing along with yoga DVDs/sets.

Here is what I have used the past few days to support my endeavor:

Day One: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 – The Ultimate Stretch Workout

Day Two: Thursday, May 5, 2011 – The Ultimate Stretch Workout

Day Three: Friday, May 6, 2011 – Kundalini Yoga for Beginners & Beyond
I did both sets on this DVD:
Set 1: Rise and Spine
Set 2: The Five Tibetans
and also the Meditation for Deep Relaxation

Day Four: Saturday, May 7, 2011 – Charan Jap with the mantra HAR HARAY HARI WAHE GURU (2 miles)
Warrior Workout – the warm up, the series, the Meditation Har Har Har Har Gobinde


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    May 07, 2011 @ 18:11:10

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  2. donna
    Feb 02, 2013 @ 07:56:40

    Hi! I am so happy to have found your blog. I had a Harrington rod placed in 1977 at age 14 and now have flatback and degenerative discs. I discovered Kundalini yoga last year and feel so blessed. I have 2 amazing teachers here in Vermont. What a wonderful technology!


    • satsiri
      Feb 02, 2013 @ 08:23:30

      Dear Donna,
      I am so glad to hear from you and that you have found Kundalini Yoga. I led a workshop at a Kundalini Yoga Teachers’ retreat in Vermont, many years ago. It was a great event and a lovely group of people. KY has made all the difference in my living post Harrington rod placement. I had surgery at age 18, in 1976, and in recent years, if I become lax in my practice, my flatback progresses quickly. Of course, KY benefits far surpass helping my back. πŸ™‚ I will be posting an update soon.
      Thanks for visiting my blog, and I wish you all the best.
      Sat Siri


      • donna
        Feb 02, 2013 @ 15:05:32

        I agree, Sat Siri, that KY has so many benefits.. I call it the Yoga of Knowing and Glowing. I look forward to your updates πŸ™‚
        Sat Nam,

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