After having four children, Catherine Wrobleski suffered from lower back pain and sciatica.
“Toward the beginning, my issue was that my SI (sacroiliac) joint would go out of place. I went to a chiropractor regularly to correct it,” she explained.
Catherine has retired from her career as a dental hygienist, but continues to fill her time with volunteer work at a local preschool. She also stays active with ventures that were previously limited by her back pain: biking, walking, kayaking, and crafting mosaics.
“I feel better than I did 20 years ago—and I give Inner Life Yoga Studio the credit,” she said. “I have practiced at other yoga studios, but none were as particular about proper technique in a way that actually healed my pain.”
Catherine participates in the 50+ class and practices at home without any need for chiropractic adjustment. Thankfully, as long as she attends at least one class each week, she is without any back pain. However, she argues that she is constantly practicing Iyengar yoga no matter how many classes she attends.
“Iyengar yoga has made me aware of my body mechanics and they have improved,” she explained. “I know how I should be tilting my pelvis, holding my shoulders—things that transcend class practice. Even when I’m standing in line at the grocery store, I can be conscious of my body and make a difference in the way I feel.”