An Update On My Health & Time Still Needed Before the Re-opening of In Balance Yoga

Hello everyone, today’s blog is not much of a “yoga blog” but rather an entry to say hello and keep you updated. 

For those of you who saw my last newsletter or blog entry you know I have been unwell, and I wish I had good news that I have returned to my old vibrant self, but this is not yet the case. Life has taken me down a journey from which I know I will re-emerge very changed… For now my good news is that I have plateaued in my health – I am no longer getting worse, but also not better, and for now I am happy with that. It was very discouraging to feel worse day after day and wonder when it would end. So a plateau is good, and I still have lots of faith of better days to come.

I can imagine many of you are curious about what is ailing me, and I would love to say I know for sure. I have done many medical tests (all come back negative), and I have done plenty of research on my own. With everything I have learned, it is my opinion that I contracted Covid (or some strain) back in mid March and I have been suffering from its effects ever since. It is now starting to come out in the media that some people suffer very long term effects from the virus. My symptoms certainly do match the description that others describe having this experience, and so I wonder… Here are a couple of the articles which pointed me in this direction, in case you are interested:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/strange-symptoms-flare-ups-weeks-long-illnesses-for-some-covid-19-survivors-1.5587446
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/15/weird-hell-professor-advent-calendar-covid-19-symptoms-paul-garner

It’s hard for me to accept that I won’t be teaching yoga anytime soon, but that’s just what’s happening now, and to fight it would use energy I need for healing. I miss you all so much, and I miss yoga so much, but that will come. For now I do daily meditations, breathing exercises, and lots of reading. I thought I would share with you a few of my healing practices that I have found helpful.

Peace & love (in these unsettling, but hopefully positive shifting times)
Renee

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An Message to all my Clients & Friends of my Illness (May 9, 2020)

My dear yoga friends,

I miss you all so much, but I have unfortunate news. I have been ill since mid March and my health continues to worsen and I have become very weak and unwell. I am fighting everyday to make it to the next medical appointment so that I can get more answers. For now, I have none. I use the mantra Time, Patience, and Deep Breaths, to help me get through the days, and knowing, at some point, this too shall pass.

I can not begin to guess how long this experience will last for me. I try to take my health one day at a time (with lots of yogic breathing exercises!). And since we are beginning to see restrictions of social distancing lighten and businesses start to reopen, I needed to let you know that I can’t promise a return to teaching anytime soon. Right now I need all my energy to get well again. 

I really hope you and your loved ones have been happy and healthy over these last couple months, and continue to stay that way. I hope you have found ways to bring yoga into your days for keeping your health and spirits up.

If you have any questions, I will do my best to return emails when I can. 

In health & balance,

Renee

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