Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Healthy Humility Reminder
That's what my aching back feels like at the moment!
I was sitting down on the floor the other day, just about to start my yoga....I leaned forward ever so slightly when my back wretched.
I was screaming and couldn't get off the ground for almost five minutes.
This happened to me once before in the course of my yoga - last year when I was trying to reach my toes from a sitting position.
Over the nearly 11 years since my initial injury, I've had a handful of these kinds of incidents. It's not fun. I can hardly put my socks on and my shoes have been untied since Sunday morning. Even sitting in this $900 ergonomic desk chair has been painful.
Hence the recent low blog output...
It's feeling a little better each day. I should be fine in a week or two, I hope.
But when it happened, it was so painful I wondered whether or not I've swung a golf club for the last time. One can eat right (organic!), wear their seatbelt, and exercise all they want - but still, their health and well-being remains essentially out of their hands. In that sense, the flash of excruciating pain indeed felt like a lightning bolt from above.
See also - On Yoga.