The Hypermobile Yogi – Practicing Yoga with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome –

The Hypermobile Yogi – Practicing Yoga with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome “Many people have flexible or loose joints. They’re the people, maybe like you, who did gymnastics or ballet when they were young and are “good” at yoga. Their joints move farther and more easily than most people’s joints, so they often can do tricks like bending their thumbs forward until they touch their forearms. Sometimes these people are called “double-jointed,” and some may even have dislocated or popped their joints out of the socket. The medical term for joints that move too far is hypermobility, and the word for joints that are too loose and move too easily is laxity.” – Dr. Alan Pocinki    Yoga International posted an article today called “Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: Yoga’s Enigmatic Epidemic?” (click on the article title to read the full article, or see link at the bottom of the page). For many hypermobile yogis, including myself, Yoga International’s article was a refreshing sigh of relief. Finally! A factual article, stating the real genetic predisposition for joint hypermobility, and …

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About Hypermobility Syndrome India/Viv

I an an Indian woman with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type (EDS-HT), also known as joint hypermobility syndrome. Although I have "suffered" from this disease all my life, I was diagnosed at 38 years, 2 years after my child was born. My work mainly involves being a mom to my beautiful and compassionate child. I also write and work from home in the field of science. I aim to raise awareness about EDS-HT, chronic pain, invisible illnesses, mental illnesses and invisible disabilities through my blogs. Viv (Latin root, meaning Life/ Alive) is my blogging pseudonym and alludes to my continued endeavor to rediscover my life and its meaning.
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