Gabrielle Giffords skips yoga for health problems to attend husband’s retirement

Though she has been attending daily physical therapy sessions and using yoga for health problems for some time now, Representative Gabrielle Giffords will take time out from this intensive regimen to attend her husband’s retirement ceremony.

The Arizona congresswoman, who narrowly avoided being killed during an assassination attempt in January 2011, has since made rapid strides toward recovery, due in part to hours spent engaging in the best stretching exercises, speech therapy routines and inpatient treatment, according to TIME.

Now, Giffords will take 24 hours off from her daily self healing program to visit her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, in the nation’s capital, where his retirement ceremony will be held, the Houston Chronicle reports.

The news source noted that before a serious brain injury temporarily immobilized her, Giffords admitted being a big fan of yoga and motorcycles. By doing physical therapy every day, she has begun recovering at “lightning speed,” her physicians told the newspaper.

With her husband’s retirement from NASA and the U.S. Navy imminent, she may plan on spending more time with him and potentially getting back to the yoga and cycling that they both enjoy.

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