this is a photo of my back. i have scoliosis. I’m slightly pressing my shoulder blades together. I am not symmetrical. I had spinal surgery about 10 years ago and there is a faint 11 inch scar down the center of my back. all but the top and bottom vertebra of my thoracic spine are fused with screws, rods etc. my body teaches me what I can do, what I shouldn’t do, and it reminds me what happens when I push myself in a direction it isn’t equip to support. my body is a source of constant frustration and chronic discomfort. I find it easy to disconnect from my physical self. When I forget to remind myself that my body is not my enemy I get discouraged and I want to quit. ‘No body is perfect’ Even though I hear that and intellectually know it, it’s difficult to truly embrace my body in a way that honestly believes that. It’s so ding dang hard to let go of the notion of ‘perfection’. so this is a reminder that, my spine is my teacher, it’s ‘perfect’ in its deviations. the topography of my back body is like a true mountain range, peaks and valleys emerge without order as my rhomboids project, my ribs push back and my erectors play tug of war. Yoga truly is for every body; our bones, muscles and everything connecting them have a lot to say--listen to your body, let it lead the way sometimes. I love that yoga is still teaching me this. I hope it’s done something similar for you.
i love you spine, not because you don’t have any other way to be, but for being my teacher. what does your body teach you? #yogaisimperfect #weareperfect #yogawithkq #togaparty #jk #togayogawouldbechallenging #yogaforscoliosis #rhomboids #showmeyourperfection #yogainspiration #listentoyourbody #breaktobreathe #beyourself #yogaisforeveryone #imabodyartist #thisisyoga #asana #virasana