OUCH? Is This Really My Body?

Christina Souza Ma

CSM_shoulder_02.13.09.jpgSo, 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.

Yikes! Ouch!

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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Author: Christina Souza Ma

Christina has lived many lives – from professional Cosmetologist, L’Oreal’s Technical Commercial Director of South East Asia, Hair and Make-up designer behind the camera, to Actor and Body worker. Many years ago, Christina had a vision to create an entity that would

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