After teaching a yoga class last night, one of my yoga students – “V” came up to me and asked to speak with me privately. She had been experiencing some hip pain over the last two years…somedays would be good, somedays would be more severe pain. Going over family history, she thought that she may have to get hip replacement surgery but after further analysis — they found a mass in her uterus that was hitting a nerve causing the pain in her hips.

V, such a strong woman — noticed severe pain when she entered Locust pose. As she tried to attempt the pose, she realized the pain was too much. Remember, in any asana — pain is a strong indication to come out of the pose. Intensity is ok, pain is not.

She is heading out for an ultrasound today to find out more about the mass. I pray for you, my dear V. You are in my thoughts.