Yoga and Chronic Illness
Globally, 1 in 3 adults live with at least one chronic condition, and more people are affected by these illnesses every year.
Chronic illnesses include cancer, diabetes, heart disease, spinal cord injuries, Crohn’s disease, Lupus, psoriasis, etc. This article is written from my experience and perspective. In no way do I intend to represent every person, chronic illnesses, experience.
I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease after getting married. I had left my native land of Catalonia to live in America with my partner. At the time, I remember being overwhelmed with pain, discomfort, and uncertainty. So, I began to dive deeper into yoga, not as the physical practice that I had deemed it to be, but as the wholesome, inclusive, accessible, and potentially life-changing tool that it was designed to be.