“Before taking Ginny’s Yoga Solutions class, I had pain in both knees and plantar fasciitis in one foot…basically, I had difficulty walking more than 10 paces on a good day. Getting up and down off the floor, when necessary, was a chore and even sitting, without fidgeting due to discomfort, was a conscious effort that distracted from what I was sitting to do.
I was in pain constantly and desperate for ideas. I rejected the frequent suggestion to mask the pain with narcotics. And I, like most men I have spoken to, believed that yoga was not for men or that I didn’t want to be the only male in a yoga class. However, as I said before, I was desperate to reduce the daily pain and had to try something different: Then I met Ginny.
Ginny immediately made it okay to hurt without being specific to an injury or traumatic event. She described the exercises to try, and explained about opposing muscle groups: basically, strengthen the muscle that is opposite the one that is painful. Most importantly she stressed that you don’t have to always take time out of your day to do a one hour yoga routine but you can perform the exercises in a 3 or 5 minute block of time, 10 times per day, or more. You can do this at home, at work, while driving, etc.
“Light bulb moment: This is great!!
“I now walk better, my balance is much better, my pain has minimized, I can walk a flight of stairs without feeling like something is tearing me apart and when I hurt more than the “new normal” I spend a few minutes practicing what Ginny taught me and then move on in to my day. I have taken two of Ginny’s classes and she not only helped me with pain but helped to bring an inner peace with the breathing exercises (my favorite).
“I would recommend time with Ginny to help anyone (male or female) heal mind, body and/or spirit.”
Art, Age 53