From Alison Stanton, Contributor
In 1984 Sudesh Abrol was in a car accident that damaged her spine.
The injury caused the Chandler woman, who was then living in California, to suffer excruciating low back pain for years.
“I went through a lot of treatments hoping to relieve the pain. I also took various pain relievers, physical therapy, and epidural shots. But unfortunately nothing worked, “said Abrol.
“In the first few years after my accident, I was regularly told by the best doctors that I would have to live with this pain forever. I was on a personal mission to prove them wrong. “
When her husband’s nephew, a yoga expert from India, came to Abrol and her family for five months, he taught her yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation, and how to make healthy beverages made from herbs and spices.
“Over 30 percent of my pain eased with these alternative treatments,” Abrol said, adding that these experiences inspired her to travel to India to study yoga and meditation.
Upon her return, Abrol began teaching yoga to others through nonprofit organizations.
For the past 30 years, Abrol has taught yoga in both California and Chandler, including at the Chandler Senior Center and the Chandler Community Center.
To share her love of yoga and teach people how to do it, Abrol has written and published a book called “I am Yoga”. The book is available on Amazon.
“My book is for everyone. It’s easy to read and allows the reader to understand the poses, ”Abrol said.
“I gave simple and easy poses so that a beginner can feel comfortable doing yoga. There are also a few challenging poses. “
For example, in the chapter titled “Sun Salutation,” Abrol said that she teaches how yoga is the best way to start a day because it can help motivate people and get them in the right mood.
Another chapter entitled “Facial Yoga” teaches the many ways in which yoga can strengthen facial tone and muscles.
Once readers learn the postures taught in the book, Abrol says they can practice in the privacy of their home.
In addition to “I am Yoga”, Abrol has written and published a number of other books over the years, including “Breathe to Live” and “Peaceful Mind, Skinny Body”.
Abrol hopes her book will inspire others to try yoga and experience the positive benefits she began to experience shortly after learning.
“Yoga gave me more energy and I seemed to hug with more enthusiasm every day. My stress levels dropped immensely and I made clearer decisions. My body felt great and very flexible, ”she said, adding that she now practices yoga six days a week.
Abrol says he really enjoys teaching others how to do yoga and seeing how quickly they respond to the exercises.
“When I start the session, the students complain of their stiff joints and weak bodies, but at the end of the session they feel relaxed with flexible joints and less pain and great postures. I tell them this is the reward for yoga, ”they named.
“In the first few years after my accident, I was regularly told by the best doctors that I would have to live with this pain forever. I was on a personal mission to prove them wrong.”
– Sudesh Abrol
More information about Abrol and her books can be found at sudesh.info.