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Some things you may be wondering about doing yoga with a prosthesis
Especially if you’ve never tried it, yoga can seem a little weird or unusual at first. But, give it time, and we’re confident you’ll see the benefits. After reading about yoga for prosthetics, you may have some questions.
Will yoga be difficult? Yes, it most likely will be, especially at first. You will be exposed to new ways of thinking. And you might not be able to do everything right away. But when you are practicing, you should never hold a pose if it becomes painful or uncomfortable.
Will yoga be embarrassing? The truth here is that, yes, you will likely feel awkward and embarrassed at some point. But the benefits will outweigh this feeling. And choosing a class and a teacher who has experience with amputees can help out considerably.
About Mona Patel
Mona helps people realize their inner strength and uniqueness. This passion was ignited by a traumatic accident, when at the age of 17, she was struck by a drunk driver and her right leg had to be amputated. Mona’s desire to help humanity and support the amputee community has become her platform and mission. In 1997, Mona started a monthly amputee support group, which has become one of the most active amputee support groups in the nation. Mona took her amputee support services to a higher level in 2014 by creating The San Antonio Amputee Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to offer amputees education, advocacy, case management/social services, health/fitness programs, home modifications, car modifications, and prosthetic limbs. Mona was selected as one of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes for 2017, an honor given to “everyday people doing extraordinary things to change the world.” This distinction has elevated the awareness of her foundation and mission, and has allowed her and the San Antonio Amputee Foundation to help amputees across the globe with support, guidance, and inspiration. Mona’s passion is a testimony that with strong heart and determination, disability is only a mindset.