When I began yoga with Molly debilitating pain had been my daily norm for over a decade. I have degenerative disc disease and my back is littered with arthritis. At age 21 I was told that I would be in a wheelchair within 10 years if i didn’t have spinal fusion surgery.
At my first yoga session I was in such bad shape I couldn’t sit with my legs flat on the floor. I was in an incredible amount of pain, just trying to sit up straight with my legs stretched out in front of me. Tears flooded my eyes. I thought my fate was sealed. Surely that wheelchair wasn’t too far off now.
Molly immediately realized that I was having trouble and modified the yoga practice to my ability. I struggled through the whole lesson but I finished. In the years since, Molly has tailored our yoga lessons to my specific medical needs and I credit her with keeping me out of a wheelchair.