💜💜💜 #MayUBend4EDS 💜💜💜 Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is an inherited condition that affects the connective tissues in the body. Connective tissue is responsible for supporting and structuring the skin, blood vessels, bones, and organs. It’s made up of cells, fibrous material, and a protein called collagen. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is caused by a genetic defect in collagen production. According to the National Library of Medicine’s Genetics Home Reference, EDS is seen in 1 in 5,000 people worldwide.
There are six major types of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and the area affected differs with each type of EDS. The hypermobility and classic types of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome are the most common, and the other types are more rare. However, they all have one thing in common: hypermobility.
Hypermobility is an unusually large range of movement in the joints. Yoga can help people with EDS to increase strength and stability in their joints.
During this challenge, each host will share one pose that has inspired their yoga practice and one pose that they just can't live without. Yoga has changed our lives, and we're so grateful to have this chance to use our yoga practice to raise awareness and hopefully inspire others! Challenge is open to everyone! We can all do our part for EDS. 💜