So, for those of you who don't know already, I was put on a yoga routine by a orthopedic surgeon for my sciatic pain. It has helped so much in the past few weeks that I'm not even taking any anti-inflammatories any more (I was taking 4 ibuprofens 3 times per day... to the point where I had alarms set on my phone for 8/4/12 to remind me). In my session today I touched the ground in uttanasana for the first time. It was amazing. I also can sit for hours at a time now (as opposed to 3 weeks ago when I went to the orthopod because I couldn't sit for more than 5 minutes straight without searing pain down my back).
I will be prescribing yoga for patients in the future.
*edit* I do believe I've successfully imported my xanga stuff! Pretty painless, although I've lost all the comments and formatting. I think it's worth it though, for the transition. Feel free to browse my old Italy posts while I work out the remaining kinks in wordpress (like the fact that "previous page" doesn't work yet)