Back to Yoga After Surgery

My first day at BYCOI’s Fountainview studio was in the middle of July 2004 and I’ve been a regular from day one. I like to attend 5 days a week, with the exception of a yearly 60 Day Challenge.

I had a total hysterectomy in January 2006 (then age was 51). I was very concerned about the incision as the doctor would have to cut through my core muscles, which are the bedrock of yoga. My doctor assured me that by cutting vertically instead of horizontally I would have zero problems.

I was back at yoga 2 weeks after the surgery. I was able to do every posture except ones that required a back bend (cobra, full locus, camel, and floor bow). I rolled to the side instead of doing the sit up. 3 weeks after the surgery, I was back doing everything 100%.

This yoga helps keep me in shape. It gets rid of my negative energy. The people at the studio have become my extended family. Where else can you go and get a genuine smile and a warm hello? Beside, the director, Joani Nunez, is an amazing warrior woman. She is a gifted teacher and an enlightened being. I am so blessed to count her among my friends.

Please feel free to call me if you’d like to hear more.

Allison Shapiro