Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically,
if we are willing to listen to them.
I love it when my word of the year comes crashing in my face being there to teach me what I need to learn…
Last week something happened to me that got me to re-think the whole relationship I have with my body. While at work, about to stand up a bit faster than usual, I found myself in excruciating pain. My gluteus maximus muscles (buttocks) were in a total spasm. Did I mention it was painful? For about 10 minutes, with tears in my eyes, I tried to get myself feeling better by stretching and trying to relax above mentioned muscles. An hour of massage later, I was still in pain and realized that I needed to acknowledge what my body was telling me; I was in no shape at all and needed to start getting my act together, if I did not want to look and feel like a 100 years old woman a few years down the road.
Having been of my life on the slimmer side, I have never taken the time or realized how important it was to take care of my body. I am overall careful with what I eat and I am lucky that Lovely Husband and myself love to cook so dinner is more often than not made entirely from scratch. Writing this made me realize how low on my priority list taken care of my body (muscles and bones) was. I remember getting a gym membership a few years back, that got cancelled when the money got tighter. The truth of it is I am not in a good shape and my birth certificate is finally catching up with me 😉
The photograph I took by the pond the other morning, well represents how I felt that day. Twisted and filled with knots…A sad story if you ask me. For years now I have had the intention of taking yoga classes and never did anything about it…That was until last week’s incident. So here I am telling it loud and clear: I am registering myself for a few beginners yoga classes, about a month’s worth, to learn the basic elements and the breathing techniques. Being a bit costly for our budget, I intend to take it home after that. I am buying a mat and giving it a try on my own in front of the TV. Aware of my situation, my friend Annie is lending me one of her yoga CD’s, so I can start right away.
Is it too late for me to start dear friend? or will my body be willing to learn new ways? I wonder…