C.A.T. – A Different Kind of “Animal”
I was feeling oh-so desperate when I went online seeking a therapeutic yoga instructor. Lower back pain and stiff shoulders were the by-product of daily work slouching in front of either my computer or my sewing machine. My sitting posture was less than perfect, and began to exact a nasty toll on my body. I often found myself scrunching and hunching up my poor overworked shoulders, for no reason at all. It was like I needed my shoulders in order to breathe!
Luck and some good karma is how I found Sherryn Rault – a yoga instructor with a web presence. As someone who already loved and practised yoga, I knew yoga and not a chiropractor was the key for me to being pain-free. So armed with that belief, I registered in Sherryn’s C.A.T. – critical alignment therapy yoga class. I admit that I love heart-pumping, vigorous exercise – nothing beats a “power hour” of Ashtanga yoga! Sherryn’s classes were vastly different. It took time to gear down and grasp Sherryn’s techniques and the messages in her instruction. Laying on my mat with a yoga strap at my bra line and a rolled-up pad stuck in my lumbar curve was not my idea of “strengthening my core”. Yee-ouch!
Surprisingly, my body felt better immediately. C.A.T. is purposeful – constructive yoga therapy that eases the pain in my body and is now an integral part of my healthy body maintenance routine. Discovering Sherryn’s form of yoga therapy was like finding money in the pocket of an old jacket – a delightful surprise.
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