If you haven’t heard yet, LIM Innovations is building more than prosthetic sockets; they are building community. This past Saturday, April 22, we held our first community gathering at LIM HQ. 23 people joined together in an Adaptive Yoga class. Adaptive Yoga is variations of traditional yoga poses, making them accessible and inviting. Yoga, in Sanskrit, comes from the root yuj, which means “to join” or “to unite.” Yoga is the union of body, mind, and spirit. Through yoga asanas (postures/poses), one develops concentration and awareness of their body and mind. Yoga also teaches us to listen to our bodies. Saturday’s class was all about learning to listen and creating space in the body.
As a part of the LIM Ambassador program, community events will be held at LIM’s HQ on a monthly basis. This is an opportunity for fellow amputees, family, friends, caregivers, and others in the community to join together. Most of the events will be led by one of the Ambassador’s.
Why is Yoga important to me?
We live in a world where many of us are busy meeting deadlines for work, shuffling kids around, taking care of our families, taking care of our homes, and in general giving our time to others. When and how do we create time for ourselves? For me, yoga has been the foundation to self-care. My body, mind, and soul are fueled and nurtured from a sustained yoga practice.
Thank you to the many participants who came to our first community gathering at LIM Innovations. It was an honor to share the time with you!” – LIMLegend Lindsay Moorehead