Lindy’s Yoga Biography
April of 2000, I was involved in a car accident that left me with severe whiplash, a bulging disc between my 5th and 6th cervical vertebrae and paralysis down both arms. I am a professional musician that composes, records and performs music. After my accident, I was faced with the reality of never being able to do something that brought me peace, love and joy as music did and I started to change in ways I thought I never would.
It took a few years, but once I realized that from the medication I was on to the pain in my body and mind I was becoming more angry and frustrated with my situation. I came to a time where I refused to take medication; and then I began my journey of seeking other alternatives. Shortly after, I began looking into meditation as a tool. I read as many books on the topic and use them as a way to curb the anger and frustration I was feeling. I then began my meditation practice. At the time I really could not do any of the yoga postures but I could sit or lie comfortably and meditate. In 2005 I began incorporating yoga postures and realized that a lot of my injuries were muscular and the lack of flexibility and strength was causing me to remain in pain. January 2006 I released my first CD “New Day” (http://lindyromez.com) and continue to compose and perform music as often as I can. What has been a blessing is, understanding where your path is taking you and being fluid enough to see the signs. Some of my music projects now include music in the form of Kirtan (call and response) and introducing the practice of using the Mala as a daily practice.
Over the past 10 years I understood that my injuries would never fully heal as I experience pain at times and have had to return to some sort of physical therapy every 3 to 6 months since my accident. In January 2011 I looked into understanding fully through yoga what I have control of and began my yoga enrollment to better help and heal myself. I completed my 200-Hour RYT Training with St. Petersburg Yoga in June 2011 and through my journey I am very passionate about yoga and understand deeply what it has done for me and am very excited to share it with others. –Namaste’