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  1. Stephanie

    I completely agree with this piece, Alison. For me it’s drawing. Recently I’ve been drawing every day and I wonder why I have often let so much time pass without doing it! Incidentally, in the email that you sent with the link to this post, you mentioned yoga helping with an inner ear condition. Having problems with my vestibular system myself, I’d be really interested to know how yoga helped with your healing from that condition. I have done quite a bit of yoga in my life, although I have to admit that I’ve never really enjoyed it (I was a competitive runner when I was younger and these days prefer to take long walks in nature or ride my bike and take photos). Take care!

  2. Stephanie

    Hi Alison,
    That’s a great response! Thank you! I just got it as I’ve been away. I’ve received a diagnosis of vestibular migraine, so working on the premise of calming my brain and nervous system works for me. I’m in my early 40s and so hormonal changes may be at work. My family doctor thinks it’s just stress that has knocked my system out of whack. It could be a combination of things.

    As for drawing, I’ve always liked figurative drawing and portraits, but I also spend time drawing architecture and statuary when I am with my boyfriend in Florence (I normally live in Canada). These days I’ve been working on some clothing designing in my spare time (not my usual job) and so have been sketching ideas and inspiration for this. I’m in an exciting space in which I am trying to figure out how all of the threads of my life may eventually come together.

    Thanks again! My experiences with yoga have been influenced by the environment in which I live, with classes packed with people who seem to me to be doing yoga in order to look good. There’s a spiritual dimension that has been missing for me, and I dislike being in a packed room!

    I’m looking forward to catching up on what I’ve missed on your blog. Great work!

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