In writing about my yoga class, I have been remiss on one thing. I'm sure that there are many people out there who would be interested in the work of Paul and Carolyn Zeiger. It goes way beyond just the yoga classes that they teach.
The yoga class has been such a gift to us. Paul and Carolyn help us to do just a little more than we think we can, however, their first concern is always safety. We not only learn the poses, we also learn how to get up from the floor safely and how to think consciously about how we move. When they encourage me to do just a little more, I'm always reminded of how much I love to be comfortable. As much as I am "built for comfort", I also realize that if I don't take this seriously and don't start paying attention to how I move, I will lose a lot of that movement to my Parkinson's. That's motivating.
What's really motivating is watching Paul move. He's had Parkinson's a lot longer than I have and he moves better than I do. As I said, they do much more than just teach yoga. They help teach us how to live.
Here is their link: www.parkinsonsyoga.org
Thank you Paul and Carolyn for everything!