Friday, December 01, 2017

I prepare myself for the new year

It's the first December. A good date to refresh the old resolutions to practice yoga daily. I know that I'm not lazy. It can be that the breaks between practices were necessary My body is OK. The pain comes out of fear not because of a real injury. The pain system is malfunctioning. I work on reset the pain system. Whenever I realize that pain in the back gets worse, I stop practicing. I calm myself. I breathe deeply. Oh my what an optimistic person I am. But I also see that there is no alternative. One must move the body and I love yoga.

Today I practiced late in the afternoon. The body is more flexible at that time than in the morning. No cramps were felt in the back, yet the practice was also not 100% pain free.

It's disappointing to realize what I lost, mainly strength. Yoginis don't complain. There is also nothing to complain. Action is the answer to my disappointment.

It's cold here. There was snow already. The Christmas markets are open. People shop as if all shops will close tomorrow and never ever open again. Sometimes I give in and join. I always find something.


Angele Style said...

I have not read your blog in quite some time. So happy to find you are still sharing your experiences. Once I was going to meet you when you came to Portland Oregon. I too have hip and back issues to work through with yoga practice and I am my own teacher/doctor. It's a life long learning experience that keeps me Alive and Alert to Nature in many ways. I love to read your journey.

Ursula Preiss said...

Dear Angele,

So pleased to hear from you again. Yes, there are valleys. Injuries are often setbacks. I fear it's hard to avoid them if one practices over decades. All the best for your hip and back. Happy new year.