It's said that with age comes wisdom. It might be said that with age comes an inflated sense of importance. Of course with age comes the veil of forgetfulness of today and the enhanced memory of yesterday. Our personal bias's always color our view of the past and color how we see today.
And why am I even stating the above nonsense you might ask. Well, when I listen to the news and the greater disarray of America, my comment is that we live in such interesting times. Don't be afraid of the future. Look at it clearly and not with the colored lenses of the past. When I think about where healing the body has been in my short life, I am confounded by some of the many changes that have happened. We have been expecting science fiction to dole out the magic of the future.
Take this magic pill and you will be healed. But they failed to inform you about the effects of that magic pill. Stress is necessary to live, but if it engulfs your life it can kill you. Modern technology is supposed to save time but just guess how much time is actually wasted. Remember when humans were the only intelligent beings on this planet, well think again. We are not the only tool using beings floating around.
Let us destroy those organisms we think are harmful and then find out that without them something worse will come along. Surgery will cure your bum knee, but it can also kill you.Staph is everywhere and it does serve a purpose. Remember that pain does serve a purpose. It is understanding the code with which life communicates with us. What s the balance in your life? Or is your life feeling out of balance.
This weekend I took 2 workshops to learn the SilverSneakers Program. I don't do this type of exercise,just yoga. I've been told by some of my students that their doctors have told them that yoga isn't a cardiovascular exercise. I'm confused. I didn't get winded doing this exercise of marching,using weights and they wanted to make sure that I was sitting up and breathing? True I wasn't lifting 20lbs, but I know that I can do that. I did see a number of individuals who were much younger than me having difficulty with some of the exercises, especially around shoulders. All I practice is yoga. Some where in the description of yoga, proper yoga, the boat has been missed as to what is used to do this form of exercise.
When I see knees locked in extension, feet unable to be placed under hips and facing forward, arms that are so tight from improper use, I wonder how we got here.
Most of us no longer have to work in fields planting or harvesting crops. Many of us drive cars and don't walk for extended distances. And now we sit. We trust others to teach us how to lift weight, but no one tells us when we are over doing it.
And now here comes yoga: our next panacea. Why everyone is doing it! Yikes!