Yoga Helps With Injuries. Part 1 of 3

Yoga Helps With Injuries – Part 1 of 3

Yoga Helps With Injuries. In the go down of 2010, 34-year-old Ari Steinfeld and his then-fiancee were walking to a New York City synagogue when a speeding car swiftly jumped the curb and plowed into them. The car hit them both, but Steinfeld was more severely injured as the car pinned him against a building, crushing his leg. “Below my right knee was crushed, and it was bleeding heavily. The trauma doctors who treated him were initially focused on thrift Steinfeld’s life and weren’t sure if they would be able to save his leg, too.

But Steinfeld said that a good friend who was an orthopedist swiftly researched which doctors in the area would be most likely to save his leg and arranged for him to be treated at the Hospital for Joint Diseases. “I told them I wanted to walk at my wedding, and that’s what I focused on. His union was scheduled for May 2011, just eight months from the accident.

In all, Steinfeld had 10 surgeries, including major operations to implant a metal castigation in his leg and to take abdominal muscle from either side of his abdomen to replace the muscles that had been severed in his leg. “I used to have a six-pack abdomen, now it’s down to a four-pack,” Steinfeld joked. So how did he nurture that sense of humor and maintain his focus throughout a grueling recovery? Steinfeld credits the lessons he learned from practicing yoga for six years before the accident.

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