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What happens when you can’t do the thing you love?
13 weeks ago I broke my ankle. I had just returned home from my Wednesday morning yoga class at Merchant City and opened the back door.
I would like to tell you that something made me trip but in fact I just tripped over my own feet. The first thing I thought was, stand up, get a coffee and brush it off, but as soon as I tried to put pressure on my right leg I could feel straight away that something was wrong.
One trip to Hairmyres Hospital later, and it was confirmed that I had broken my Lateral Malleolus (essentially the side of my right ankle), I was given a ‘moon boot’, a pair of crutches and told to rest.
After my 10 days of keeping completely off my ankle, I started to gradually build up my strength again. At this point I was lucky enough to receive some help and advice from Antony Daffurn, a Sports Injury Therapist. He gave me a variety of exercises, and he also crucially helped me to build up my confidence about actually using my ankle again. And through his guidance, my confidence and my yoga postures and flexibility has improved, and still continues to improve.
I’m really grateful to Antony for his help, and am especially thankful to have such a supportive family behind me. It is due to their support, I was able to continue to teach Yoga throughout this time.
Trying to stay positive in a situation like this was hard. I’m self employed and yoga is my life. Having a broken ankle would have stopped me doing my job, hobby and my passion. But did I let it? No.
Life is what you make it, it’s not about how many times you fall down, it’s about how many times you get back up again. Literally.
Back to doing my Back Bends now, as you can see below!