Chandler author releases new book about yoga SanTan Sun News

Chandler author releases new book about yoga

September 16th, 2021 SanTan Sun News
Chandler author releases new book about yoga
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By Alison Stanton, Contributor

In 1984, Sudesh Abrol was in a car accident that damaged her spine.

The injury caused the Chandler woman, who was living in California at the time, to suffer from excruciating lower back pain for years.

“I went through many treatments in hopes of alleviating the pain. I also took several different pain medications, physical therapy and epidural shots. But unfortunately, nothing helped,” Abrol said.

“During the first few years after my accident, I was told regularly by the best doctors that I would have to live with this pain forever. I was on a personal mission to prove them wrong.”

When her husband’s nephew, a yoga expert from India, came to stay with Abrol and her family for five months, he taught her yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation, as well as how to make healthy drinks using herbs and spices.

“Over 30 percent of my pain subsided from these alternative treatments,” Abrol said, adding that these experiences inspired her to travel to India to further her education in yoga and meditation.

Upon her return, Abrol started teaching others yoga through nonprofit organizations.

For the last 30-plus years, Abrol has taught yoga both in California and in Chandler, including at the Chandler Senior Center and the Chandler Community Center.

To help share her love of yoga with others and teach people how to do it, Abrol wrote and published a book titled “I am Yoga.” The book is available on Amazon.

“My book is for everyone. It is an easy read, and it allows the reader to understand the poses,” Abrol said.

“I have given simple and easy poses so that a novice can feel comfortable practicing yoga. There are a few challenging poses in there as well.”

For example, in the chapter titled “Sun Salutation,” Abrol said she teaches how yoga is the best way to start a day because it can help to energize people and put them in the right frame of mind.

Another chapter titled “Face Yoga” teaches the many ways that yoga can strengthen facial tone and muscle.

Once readers learn the postures taught in the book, Abrol said they can practice in the privacy of their home.

In addition to “I am Yoga,” Abrol has written and published a number of other books over the years, including “Breathe to Live” and “Peaceful Mind, Skinny Body.”

Abrol hopes that her book will inspire others to give yoga a try and experience the positive benefits that she began to experience shortly after learning it.

“Yoga gave me more energy and I seemed to embrace each day with more enthusiasm. My stress levels dropped immensely, and I was making clearer choices. My body felt great and very flexible,” she said, adding that she now practices yoga six days a week.

Abrol said she thoroughly enjoys teaching others how to do yoga, and seeing how quickly they respond to the exercises.

“When I start the session, the students complain about their stiff joints and weak bodies, but they feel relaxed with flexible joints and less pain by the end of the session and perform great postures I tell them this is the reward of yoga,” she said.

During the first few years after my accident, I was told regularly by the best doctors that I would have to live with this pain forever. I was on a personal mission to prove them wrong.

– Sudesh Abrol

For more information about Abrol and her books, visit sudesh.info.

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