The Hypermobile Yogi
The Hypermobile Yogi Facebook page, our Facebook group, Hypermobileyogi.com website, related websites, and social media accounts, provide information and resources on the practice of yoga, including practicing yoga safely with joint hypermobility/hypermobility syndromes, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), connective tissue diseases, chronic pain, and related chronic illnesses.
The Hypermobile Yogi website and associated social media accounts started as an online “journal” — a requirement for the 200 hr yoga instructor certification program and a personal blog since Strength/Flexibility/Health/EDS.com was relaunching into a digital magazine for living well with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
This website/blog will follow my journey through the 200 hr RYT yoga instructor training program, share information on the benefits of yoga and other mindfulness practices, and how to practice yoga safely with joint hypermobility. As my Seva requirement, I will be putting together and recording a series of 4 yoga classes related to yoga for hypermobility syndromes, in collaboration with The Mindfulness Center — all information and videos will also be posted and uploaded on HypermobileYogi.com as well.
And because I personally live with and work in the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (and related conditions) communities as well, HypermobileYogi.com will share posts and content on life outside the yoga studio as well.
About Joint Hypermobility/Hypermobility Syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS):
Joint Hypermobility/Hypermobility Syndrome is caused by various heritable connective tissue disorders and is considered relatively common. Specifically, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome Hypermobility Type (HEDS) is considered the most common connective tissue disorder in the world. Updated statistics on the prevalence of all Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, including HEDS, in addition to updates to the classification and diagnostic criteria for all types of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome will occur in May 2016 at the Ehlers-Danlos International Symposium in New York City.
You can learn more about EDS by reading “What is Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?”