I may have mentioned a while ago that in September I was in a minor car accident but was rear ended from behind. I have since been seeing a chiropractor and a massage therapist. It seems that my pelvis took the majority of the impact and it hurts!!!
Ahimsa - non harming. Pain with a purpose? I had a really great deep tissue massage the other day, however the past couple of days I am in a LOT of pain
, my ankle aches and my hips ache, walking and standing and sitting are all almost unbearable. I want to practice yoga but it hurts to move. If I don't practice it hurts and if I do it hurts. How do I find the ahimsa in all of this?
I know that the massage and chiro are working and that the pain is progress. Previously during treatments I was feeling nothing. Yoga was making me more flexible and more difficult to treat - my chiropractor seems at a loss to treat my pelvis and massage hurts. I want to sit and meditate on it, but I don't know if I can free my mind from the hurting in my hips?
Finding the yoga in this part of my life right now is a bit difficult. I will muscle through and find the light on the other side. Perhaps this is my body working on me finding the edge - the point where I can't take any more, the point where it will get as bad as it can and then it will get better. The pain is also a reminder to listen to my body, be present and accepting. I keep reminding myself that there is something to learn through this, that anything worth learning is hard.
I will muscle through, nurture myself and be present through the pain and be grateful and accepting when it leaves me and I know it will.