Whether it’s in the form of oxygen or blood flow, or in the form of joint pain or muscle tension, resistance creates strain on the body.
Everyone learns somewhere along their path that resistance does more harm than good.
Over the years, I asked to have my picture taken in particular yoga poses to see where I could improve alignment.
At one time, while a friend of mine was taking my photo, she noticed I was struggling to get into the posture and asked, why are you resisting?
I questioned, what makes you think I am resisting? She said, you are holding your breath. You should see the veins in your neck. I was not even aware I was tensing up, or holding my breath.
From that point on, I made it a point to monitor my breath, and observe how my body feels when moving in, holding, and moving out of a posture. Standing in front of a mirror makes it easy to detect when I have locked the door to air flow. My friends, the jugulars, just bulge right in.
You truly are the best!
More often than not our remedy to being sick is to jump in the car and run to the Dr. without first asking, “What have I been doing to weaken my immune system?”
For the last two weeks, I have been dealing with an infection.
For as long as I can remember, my habit has been to worry. Funny thing is, almost 95% what I worry about never comes to fruition. Yet, I have given much of my time and energy to worrying.
Worry equals stress. Extended worrying equals chronic stress. Our body is not in favor of chronic stress. In fact, it rebels in the form of inflammation, tension and eventually illness or disease sets in.
Since I moved to Florida, I have done more medical interpreting in the last 6 months than I have done in 23 years.
Now I would like to totally blame my recent infection on the exposure to various medical settings. But I know I had a part to play in the weakening of my immune system i.e. worrying, making my body more susceptible.
Your body wants to be healthy. Getting to the root cause lessens the odds of recurring symptoms.
I am not saying not go see the Dr. and let him/her help you resolve the symptoms. But the Dr. is only providing a temporary “Band-aid.”
You can be the REAL hero here by addressing the root cause in an effort to maintain good health.
Nobody does it better. Nobody does it half as good as you. Baby, you’re the best.