Getting Back to Yoga Again
It’s been an interesting journey for me these past few months. I had been wanting to return to my daily yoga practice with my partner and whoever else was interested in joining me. I used to have such a wonderful personal practice that was so inspiring and energizing, so to suddenly not have it was difficult.
Something happened back in April. Something that affected my back. I could not release it for months, no matter what I did. I knew that it meant I had to be still. . . physically still. An energetic force was holding every joint of mine together, like ties binding my muscles, joints, and tendons.
I knew I had to honor it. I was frustrated as I love being physically active. My lower back and sciatic nerves were resonating until I could hardly roll out of bed or pick up my child.
I attempted to stretch it out on an inversion table ,which helped a bit, but there was still no release in the lower back. I could not even do a “Child Pose”. My back just chose not to release in any way.
I finally went to see my chiropractor, who is much more than just a chiropractor to me. She is an amazing individual who works with all the energetic levels of the being.
She was not surprised. She knew how hard I have been working, how determined and focused I am. She confirmed that this was all a manifestation of movement and flow in life. She also could not adjust my lower back as it refused to unlock. She tested my body and the “lock” was actually at the base of my neck. So she had me do the “Child Pose” and while I was holding the pose, she made the adjustment. I immediately felt the energies begin to explode. I continued to move from the Child Pose to the Cat Cow in a constant flow, breathing the breath back into my lower spine and hips.
It’s been a week since then and I am back to my daily practice. Today was a joyous first day. I feel so blessed to be able to enjoy being in the simplest asanas again, and feeling the nurturing breath energize every cell in my body.
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