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Practicing yoga with an injury or illness.

This week was a lesson in self-care for me. I was badly affected by an infection in my booster shot site and did not feel up to a physical practice. I tried, early in the week, to push through, modifying my practice, but by Tuesday I was getting definite cues from my body to stop, rest and heal. The experience informed my practice and my teaching.

I often get questions from yogis wondering if they should be practicing while unwell or injured and unfortunately it's not a yes or no answer. When you know that you're not physically up to your usual yoga practice standards but you also know that a practice will help your healing and mental wellness what do you do? What should you do?