OUCH? Is This Really My Body?
So, have you made a new year’s resolution?
I haven’t, but as things are flowing naturally this year, I am excited and enthusiastic about being able to get back to my physical yoga practice.
Over the years, my body has undergone many ailments. Because of that, I have usually had some type of body work done to assist me in realigning my body before I return to yoga classes after a long break, so that there is less of a chance of me throwing something out during my yoga class.
So that is what I did last week. I had a session of body work to remind my body where the parts are supposed to be placed in order for me to attain better balance.
For the past three days, I have been very diligent about being aware of how I hold my body. Last year, I had issues with my shoulders that resulted in my footing being off balance. I was discouraged to find that, even though I’d been working on it for months, my body was not being very responsive. However, now that I’m having my body work done, I can feel the tension releasing.
It’s been like a slow unwinding of one of those twisted donuts. My muscles and tendons have to re-learn where they are supposed to be – and I am so relieved to feel that unpleasant ache start to ease up.
I know I am not quite there yet, but it will be wonderful to be able to step back into my yoga class. However, I’m fully aware that I have to be very careful at this stage, so I’m either going to start with the beginner’s gentle class or just go to Mommy and me again.
Whatever class I go to, I know that yoga is going to rejuvenate my body and soul and leave me feeling at peace with myself.
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