When All Else Fails....a toolbox for self help! Saguaro Clinic has been hosting mini seminars on a variety of different topics around wellness techniques. This is the topic I chose. As I try to better understand the journey to a better sense of wellness for myself. Many times I see myself reflected in my clients and students. I have observed my own journey to changing my relationship to my own being. Pain and my previous health issues used to be my defining mechanism. I was a reflection of cancer, allergic reactions to insects and medications,and the injuries that I sustained. I am not my aliments nor the machines that I own. Oh by the way this is yoga.
How do you greet your pain? Is it a source of knowledge? Is it something to always be avoided? Can pain be used to change your way of life? Do you listen to your body or do you ignore the signals being presented to you? When you experience fatigue do you ignore it? Someone asked me why they didn't hear the body say enough for right now? So let's call it ego. You've been sick for the past several days or weeks and today you have a little more get up and go! You have a long list of things to get done. As you work around the house, do you ignore the fatigue and just keep pushing to get jobs done. So guess what, you ignored the body communication on how you were doing. And then there was pain, stiffness and maybe even anger!
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