Julie Eisenberg (Jiwan Shakti Kaur) is owner of LIghthouse Yoga Center
(www.lighthouseyogacenter.com), Washington, DC’s largest Kundalini Yoga Center. She started practicing yoga in the mid-1990s as a way to decompress from a stressful job and since then, she has dedicated herself to sharing the teachings with anyone who will listen. Over the years, as her practice deepened and evolved, Julie began to understand yoga as a tool of personal transformation and empowerment. She teaches yoga to the homeless and to low-income Spanish-speaking immigrants in the Washington region, and she thoroughly believes in the transformative power of the practice. Join Julie for a week of yoga on the beach at Casa Om in February 2015!

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3 responses to “Yoga for People Living with Chronic Illness”

  1. f

    thank you for the audio recommendations. i’m looking them up right now for my healing journey.

  2. Karen

    As someone with ME [CFS], who struggles with a daily physical practice, this leapt out at me:

    “In a class with people suffering from chronic illness, the number of postures taught is much lower, there is more time to transition from one to the next, and more rest time is built in.”

    I’ve struggled greatly with the paralysis that comes with perfectionism, so that it’s taken ages to get from the insights that a) meditation counts as yoga practice, and b) even just 3 minutes of Sat Kriya followed by savasana counts as a daily practice to actually ACCEPTING that not doing the full 90-minute session on my DVD is OK.

    Yoga’s about sustainability, and a sustainable practice is what I’m slowly moving towards. And I only just realised reading this that I can allow myself greater recovery time. So obvious that I didn’t even notice it. Thank you!

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