I thought yoga was something I could do safely to provide me with a little peace and grounding. What I didn’t realize is that year-after-year of playing basketball throughout my youth and into college had taken a toll on my body. My knees were shot, arthritis was creeping in, and my shoulders definitely weren’t able to support many poses. I had resigned myself to just putting up with the pain. That’s when Rachel suggested I give therapeutic yoga a try. I was a nervous and sometimes skeptical student. How could something so simple change my practice? In the end, I can say it actually changed my life. After a few sessions, I was able to learn the modifications to practice yoga more safely. More than that – I learned how to change the way my body moves throughout the day. If I feel those familiar pings of pain coming, I know what I need to do to reset my body. I haven’t experienced the gut-wrenching pain since my last session with Rachel. Therapeutic yoga is real and it works. If you’re skeptical, give it a try. You will not be disappointed.