58 min

50 Stronger After Surgery: Community Conversations with Alice Blunden Yoga Medicine

    • Medicine

Today’s guest Alice Blunden is a prime example of the cautionary phrase: you can’t always judge a book by its cover. Alice is a therapeutic specialist and primary school teacher who was born with an undiagnosed case of hip dysplasia. She says she sees her lifestyle as a consequence of simply needing to do the things she required to live a fulfilling life. That includes modifying her yoga practice to suit her body’s needs since her diagnosis and subsequent surgeries. In this episode, host Rachel speaks with Alice about the power of curiosity and specific challenges that arise for people with hidden illnesses. They also discuss how leaning into the theme of acceptance helps with the recovery process.
Listen to this episode to learn about Alice’s personalized practice, which she has dubbed “physiyoga”, along with helpful tips for keeping focus and consciously cultivating self-compassion during recovery from an injury.
Show Notes:
Alice’s experience with injury [3:34] Defining hip dysplasia [9:00] Living with hip dysplasia [9:40] Emotions while healing from surgery [20:03] Yoga practice adjustments while healing from injury [26:25] Helpful practices for managing pain [33:21] Consciously cultivating self-compassion with an injury [37:03] Tips for keeping focus during recovery from an injury [47:50] Final thoughts from Alice [52:58] Links Mentioned:
Watch this episode on YouTube Connect with Alice Blunden: Instagram | Alice Louise Yoga | Yoga Medicine Online Guest Teacher
You can learn more about this episode, and see the full show notes at YogaMedicine.com/podcast-50.
And you can find out more about insider tips, online classes or information on our teacher trainings at YogaMedicine.com.
To support our work, please leave us a 5 star review with your feedback on iTunes/Apple Podcasts.

Today’s guest Alice Blunden is a prime example of the cautionary phrase: you can’t always judge a book by its cover. Alice is a therapeutic specialist and primary school teacher who was born with an undiagnosed case of hip dysplasia. She says she sees her lifestyle as a consequence of simply needing to do the things she required to live a fulfilling life. That includes modifying her yoga practice to suit her body’s needs since her diagnosis and subsequent surgeries. In this episode, host Rachel speaks with Alice about the power of curiosity and specific challenges that arise for people with hidden illnesses. They also discuss how leaning into the theme of acceptance helps with the recovery process.
Listen to this episode to learn about Alice’s personalized practice, which she has dubbed “physiyoga”, along with helpful tips for keeping focus and consciously cultivating self-compassion during recovery from an injury.
Show Notes:
Alice’s experience with injury [3:34] Defining hip dysplasia [9:00] Living with hip dysplasia [9:40] Emotions while healing from surgery [20:03] Yoga practice adjustments while healing from injury [26:25] Helpful practices for managing pain [33:21] Consciously cultivating self-compassion with an injury [37:03] Tips for keeping focus during recovery from an injury [47:50] Final thoughts from Alice [52:58] Links Mentioned:
Watch this episode on YouTube Connect with Alice Blunden: Instagram | Alice Louise Yoga | Yoga Medicine Online Guest Teacher
You can learn more about this episode, and see the full show notes at YogaMedicine.com/podcast-50.
And you can find out more about insider tips, online classes or information on our teacher trainings at YogaMedicine.com.
To support our work, please leave us a 5 star review with your feedback on iTunes/Apple Podcasts.

58 min