This morning I woke up around 4am, just in time to feel my upper back completely tighten up in a spasm that wouldn’t release. I tried to go back to sleep, hoping the pain would be gone when I woke up, but it was so intense I couldn’t sleep at all. I had to cancel my ski day (sorry @sarahskilling 😩) and patiently wait for my chiropractor to open at 9am. It was a LONG wait.
I was really confused....I do so much yoga! I’m so careful about proper alignment and not pushing my body into shapes it can’t handle. I’m especially careful with my back because it’s hyper mobile and is easily irritated. So WHY on earth would this happen? .
The answer? I don’t know. I really don’t. I feel a bit better than I did this morning, but I’m still in quite a bit of pain! Someday I might understand why it happened, but right now I’m taking this as a sign to be grateful for my health and to pause and rest when my back gets sore rather than pushing through (i.e. the two hours of being on my feet cooking last night after teaching a yoga class even though my back was sore). Patience (and rest) is super challenging for me, so I’m curious—what are you working on being more patient about? Comment below and tell me! 👇🏼 #wearelimitless #practicemakesprogress