Last Monday I woke up with a real creek in my neck and I usually bounce back quite quickly but I’m a week and a half in and I haven’t recovered yet. Like at all. Of course, I know it’s not all in my neck but my shoulder and back too. I’ve managed to get two physio sessions and two acupuncture sessions in and they are definitely helping. I felt my left shoulder twinging a bit in class the other day but I ignored it and now I’m dealing with the consequences of not responding. I’ve been suffering terribly. I think it’s a combination of injury and tension. I really don’t know what I did but it’s even affected my eyes and I even have a slight bruising under my eyes.
So now I’m listening.
I know I have been holding things in tight and holding on tight to the hectic few months and I tend to hold things in my head, my heart and of course, my body. Always my body. I know last year I worked so hard on the practice of letting go, surrendering the things I can’t control but I think that this might be something I may have to work on myself ongoing and maybe I will never really arrive at the place of fully surrendered, right? But I think on some level I am okay with that because it kind of always brings me back to a place of being intention.
We are going away for a few days and I know it’s going to be good for me to get out of the city for a bit. But for now I’m going slowly and and gently noticing the tiny things around me and appreciate the space of moving slowly and carefully.