I definitely used to be fearless & willing to give absolutely anything a try. I never quite understood how or why some people were scared of things like heights/ sky diving or things they had not tried before.
That all changed for me in July. I almost broke my back. It was terrifying. All of a sudden I was scared. I had to rest, lay low, not put that load of washing on or mop the floors, pack the dishwasher. Everyday chores were definitely my worst triggers for chronic back pain. I took for granted how amazing it was to move my body without fear or pain. Simple things I could always do without thinking about suddenly got swallowed up by that fear & pain I experienced in my injury and recovery. I would always catch myself thinking that definitely doesn’t seem safe, or if this yoga hammock was to break right now I could end up in a wheelchair. I absolutely hated it & for once I could understand others that I once couldn’t.
My injury was caught on video, it still breaks my heart to watch it but perhaps one day I will share it. The spinal doctors at emergency could not believe I didn’t break a bone, they told me I was unbelievably lucky to be talking & not a paraplegic or dead. I was to expect the pain & bruising to last up to 3years. Crazy. It’s only 4.5 months later & I can honestly say I’m on the other side! Of course I still have to be really mindful with everything I do, but wow it feels so good to realise that all of the rest (which I found super hard to do) & gentle movements, anti gravity yoga, acupuncture, massage, hot water bottles & Ayurvedic herbs have all got me here today 🤸🏻♀️. I can’t wait to go back to class & learn some new moves 😝 Here are some snips of my morning shenanigans, the hoop even made a brief appearance (it’s been years lol) #feelingfearlessagain but #mindfulaf and #grateful doesn’t seem like a strong enough word #antigravityyoga #accupuncture #Ayurvedic #massage #rest #healing #listentoyourbody #yoga #yogagirl #meditate #yogini #gratitude #theyintomyyang #yogalife #asana #yogaeverydamnday #love #onelove #myhappyplace #highvibes #theyintomyyang #freespirit #foreveryoung #playful #brisbaneyogi #namaste #sorryforthenovel 🙏🏽