Aching for My Yoga Fix
I miss it so much, but I have had to forgo the physical during this time of healing. I have done very subtle poses, such as neck, shoulders, eyes and a little inversion, but other than that, the body has not wanted to flow. The coughing has become much too aggressive and I just have to accommodate its own pattern and direction.
Also, lack of sleep in the evenings does not help. Coughing fits every half hour, sleeping in a reclined position…ouch, the body aches from the angles and the force within each deep cough. I keep reminding myself that I still have to run a company during this time and cannot just rest in bed.
The fatigue is such a reminder of a childhood of ill health that I thought I would never have to encounter again. It’s been years, but this time I stupidly allowed myself to plow forward to the point where my body finally refused to tolerate my disrespect. This disrespect included going to an amusement park for my child’s birthday when I had a fever of 101.5 degrees.
Of course I have not consumed any medication, except for items such as Nasal Cleansing with “Neti Wash Plus” – which has a light level of Zinc – Umka Syrup, Colloidal Silver (extra strength), Bioron Homeopathics, and my old-time favorite Chinese herbal syrup, Pai Pa Kao. And I cannot forget about changes in diet, lots of water and electrolytes with supplements. So even though it’s been a slow recovery, it’s been a wonderful one. A recovery from the core.
Now I am longing to get back to my routine of daily Yoga. I am hoping that by next week I will be able to begin with 30 minutes and work my way back to a comfortable routine. That is when I know the aching will stop. The Yoga will begin to unwind my body from the stresses that have accumulated.
[tags]coughing, fever, recovery process, western medicine, eastern medicine, chinese herbal, neti cleansing, neti wash plus, daily yoga practice[/tags]