more humbling than taking a child’s pose in yoga.
For real. I mean, taking a
break in a yoga class seems like the wuss way out. But, today, I had to do just
that. Take a child’s pose. My feet were cramping up something horrible during
balance poses. My hamstrings stretched crankily, balking when I folded over.
My eagle had
landed. Pun intended.
In class, I was
torn between feeling so much joy that I was there, at least doing what I could
and crying because my body wasn’t cooperating. At moments, I felt like I was
failing in a world I use to govern. A few years ago, I pushed myself, doing
just a few more seconds in plank, running a few more minutes, lifting a
stronger weight. Now, I’m lucky to sweat.
I relish when I sweat.
I’m ecstatic when I
I’ll repeat what I
said last week:
“I try to remind
myself to perform at least gentle stretching exercises every day. Living with
RA and fibromyalgia make body movements critical and necessary to well-being.
Taking the time for a few stretches helps the ache the next day.”
Yesterday, I took
the cycling class and for about 25 minutes, I made my legs push forward. I pretended
I was in control again, and not the pain leading the way. So, that was probably
one reason my body griped, groaned, and stiffened when I tried to stretch and
take the poses.
Our bodies remind
us it’s essential to keep moving.
I’m hoping that getting
back into a regular routine will lessen the stiffness and soreness I now
experience. For now, it’s mind over matter.
Good afternoon!I’ve decided to use my blog not only to writing, music, and other facets of entertainment, but, also to share my journey. I’ve had significant health problems for almost two years. Initially, my rheumatologist diagnosed me with systemic lupus (SLE) on June 19, 2013. However, the medication wasn’t working and I kept getting worse and developing new symptoms. So, after second, third, and fourth opinions, my neurologist believes instead I have fibromyalgia. In April 2014 I visited yet another rheumatologist who I hoped would be familiar with autoimmune disorders. Following an extensive intake during my initial appointment, I found a place where the doctor also listened to me. Based upon my blood work, physical and mental symptoms, the doctor believes I have Sjogren’s Syndrome. She also made the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and pre-lupus. I’ve never heard of pre-lupus, but, hopefully it stays in the “pre” category. Today has been a struggle to stay awake, as a matter of fact I …
Today in The Locker Kevin Rau joins me…amazing cover artist and author. If you have not yet taken the opportunity to visit Kevin’s blog, you are certainly in for a treat when you do. http://www.kevinrau.com/ Kick back, tie on your cape, and enter Kevin’s world: Hi Kevin, thank you very much for joining me today and answering a few questions. I will start with something easy. When did you start writing, and was there a significant event that prompted you to do so? -I began in January 2009. I stopped playing computer games for a while, spent a month voraciously reading books (about 30 in December 2008), and found that I got tired of the stories ending. I realized that the only way I would get "more" of the story (and characters I loved) would be to write my own.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? (Assuming said power would be reasonably "powerful.") -Super crafting. This is often viewed as the type of power Tony Stark (Iron Man) …
Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! It's time for Tuesday Tales.
A group of writers gather together and give our interpretation of a specific word prompt each week. However, once per month, we write to an image. This week it's the picture prompt. You never know what you might encounter when you get inside our minds. This will be an excerpt from my new yet-to-be-named WIP.