Yoga has saved lives, and Eri, a practitioner of over five years, has felt it firsthand. For many of us who do not practice it, we’ll definitely find many poses that Eri strikes are particularly difficult.
But who would’ve known that Eri once suffered from back pain due to scoliosis as well?
Now a licensed Yoga teacher, she often shares how she manages to reach the forms on her social media.
Eri shared how her life began, “When I was nine years old, I was diagnosed with scoliosis, and I had to wear a corset for five years in order to prevent it from getting worse.”
“I had always been a very shy and introverted child, and with the addition of this, I hid more into my cocoon. The corset was stiff; it prevented me from moving or even breathing freely.”
“I felt that I had no control over my body, which later led me to experience health anxiety in my adult life.”
“Moreover, the constant back pain was a reminder that I have to limit myself and take care of my fragile body with the only permitted workout being swimming,” she continued.