Thursday, June 17, 2010

Love Yourself Unconditionally

For over a week now I have been having pain in both my knees. Its not the type of pain that is excruciating. I can still walk with no problem. But it is uncomfotable and I am afraid that it is going to get worse if I strain myself too much. So, I have been taking it easy. Maybe too easy... I missed both my yoga classes this week (tsk tsk). But I feel like I should take a rest for a while. Anyone who does any sort of excercising, whether it is running, biking, swimming, yoga, etc. should respect their body's limits. Our physical bodies can only do so much for us. I really hope I haven't learned the lesson too late. I think I may have been a little too ambitious in yoga and that is why my knees are hurting. This discomfort is my body telling me, "Nancy, take it easy. I'm not super-human." One lesson they teach us in yoga is not to hyperextend the knee. I think the same goes for bending the knees as well. Don't overbend them. The knee is a very week joint in the body because it is supporting all the weight in your upper body. Although I have been having this pain, I can still walk, I can still do yoga. I am thankful for that. I love my body. I know that I have pain in my back, my shoulders, one of my hips at times, and now my knees, but I still love my body. It is the transportation device of the soul. What would we do without our bodies? Where would we be? I want anyone who reads this blog to remember to be respectful towards your physical self. You're first priority in life is to take care of the body you are given. Feed it well, excercise it, keep it from harms way. So maybe when I'm doing tree pose I won't keep my leg as straight as a stick, and maybe I will take it easier in the full lotus. Thank you as always for reading.

1 comment:

  1. I ran almost 1000 miles one year without a good race. I was injured for all the important races I trained for. I have learned to do more on less days, and also do more biking. A lot of Yoga moves look hard. Running is hard on you too, as you can well imagine.

    I am the king of taking days off!! I haven't been injured since the Illinois Marathon Spring of last year. Working good for me so far.

    Best of luck. O.K. this response is too long. I hope your sister isn't injured. She doesn't take many days off either... except for blogging. :)

    If she cannot run she is down though. I can relate to that. Hope if she is injured she heals quickly. Hope she reads this too. :)

    Hope you both are well.