I have practiced yoga intermittently over the past 30 years so I knew of the benefits of yoga for the body and soul. I developed chronic shoulder pain which persisted for one year; I then had shoulder surgery as I had exhausted all conservative treatment options. Unfortunately I developed a frozen shoulder after the surgery. The surgery necessitated a significant amount of time away from my work, I was unable to partake in any sport and my daily activities were very limited due to the ongoing pain.
Being a Type A personality and having enjoyed good health all my life, I found this all very stressful and I had started to feel powerless and a bit sad. I knew that pain management was essential and I contacted Caroline as I had previously attended her excellent yoga classes.
Caroline's teaching initially comprised a few one-on-one sessions where she was able to tailor the meditation practices to my specific needs. She kindly recorded guided meditation which I have used almost daily since and which has been wonderfully helpful. The meditation course was comprehensive, nurturing and very effective and has helped significantly in the management and reduction of my pain and a general calming of my personality. I meditate for a short time each morning and try to do a longer session each afternoon, the latter time slot being a bit more challenging. I am a convert!
I have now improved to the extent where I am now ready to try gentle yoga classes again. Thanks to Caroline, I have incorporated a daily meditation practice into my life, with huge benefits.