Valentine’s Day! I can think of so many things I would like to be doing for my loved ones, but alas I am flat on my back. Shoveling 2 feet of snow, and sledding down bumpy hills has added up to a strained lower back. What to do? The most important thing I can do is listen to my body, and actively address the discomforts I am experiencing. Ice, heat, alleve, electro stimulation and rest are the prescription! This prescription is frustrating. I can’t help my daughter pack for her upcoming trip, create special lunches for the girls, or go to rehearsal, or fly in trapeze class. I keep in mind that this is temporary, inconvenient, but still temporary! What I am doing at this time is finding ways to explore subtle movement of the spine, head, arms, and legs; encouraging muscles to move gently, accessing deeper layers of muscle, and showing the tight muscles the freedom they can enjoy too! I am using the movements I learned in Bones For Life class. Believe it or not I am learning a lot and enjoying this challenging process.
Later on today- muscles are releasing, movement is returning.