There are no accidents, so if you found this blog, or were led to it for whatever reason, I hope you find something here that helps you or is of interest to you.
I'm a young woman of 74 years. I have had a lot of physical challenges and through my yoga practice, saved myself from a life of pain, suffering, sadness and depression.
You may know someone, a parent, grandparent, perhaps even yourself who may be
experiencing some of the same systems I went through, and I am here to offer hope and encouragement by sharing some of the things I learned on my road to health. I want you to know that there are things you can do to make yourself feel better, even stronger, and by doing so, perhaps feel better about yourself.
There are a lot of self-help techniques out there, a lot of theories, a lot of modalities, and I've spent a lot of time, energy and money investigating many of them. It is my intention to share with you what I have learned, what you may expect from the modalities I've tried that may be unfamiliar to you, or that you may have been curious about.
My name is Serena. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I used to hate when people asked me, "How are you?" I used to joke, "depends on when you ask." Going to a new care giver was always a challenge because I would have to list all my symptoms, all the things I had been treated for, all the medications and treatments I had undergone and or was still undergoing. I hated listing all the physicians I had seen and the surgeries, etc. That hasn't changed, but I haven't had any new complaints or serious symptoms in over five years, and I haven't been referred to a new doctor in as many.
I'll be writing about the symptoms and diagnosis I received and what I found worked. Included in this will be my journey in yoga, which supports health in all areas of my life and how my own practice has touched the lives of many others.
Thank you for visiting and come back soon!
Serena Lucchesi, E-RYT is a graduate of the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and is certified in the following: Judith Hansen Lasater's Advanced Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga, TRE Practitioner II, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and M.S. Society. This workshop is based on the works of Liz Koch, with whom she has studied. Serena’s teaching nurtures mindfulness, alignment, healing, wholeness and fun.