Within the last couple days, I had a flat tire. While trying to change the lugs, I greatly exacerbated a lower back problem (just right of the spine and runs down into my gluteal area). Little did I know that the lugs were "frozen" to the wheel. In my efforts to change the tire, I actually bent the lug wrench, eventhough it was too short for any sufficient leverage. Sounds negative right? Wrong.
Sure, I hurt my back, but I learned some very interesting things from it:
1. I could sense when my body was bracing itself, my abs would remain flexed unless I took notice of them. Is this close to fear reactivity? (I have not begun Body Flow yet, I wish to focus more on basic recovery of movement.)
2. I have learned to trust my body even more. Intuitively, I have been allowing my body to move and change direction gently. My transitions between everyday movements have become more fluid as I am now relaxing into my movements.
3. Although my back is injured, my daily Warrior Wellness practice has become deeper and I am "feeling" my movements even more.
In the past, when I would injure my back or any other body part, I would be focused on the pain and diminished capacity for functioning. Not now. I have learned so much about my body in the last couple days that I wouldn't pass up this "injury" for anything. Emotionally, I have no fear and can smile just fine. I attribute this change in persective to my daily practice of Warrior Wellness. I am still suprised at the difference this program has made in my emotional life. Just wanted to share this with the tribe...