A little back pain

I have been experiencing a little back pain in the recent months.  It started with a moment in the garden when reaching towards a flower to get a closer view.  It just grabbed me  ..  the pain and discomfort that is.

Note to self:  when stopping to smell the roses, or to listen to the lap of water on the river bank, do it with mindfulness!

water views - take time to notice the little things in life

water views – take time to notice the little things in life

I worked my way through that discomfort with a little help from massage and physiotherapy treatments.

Then ‘it’ grabbed me again this last week and the pain returned to the point that I was awkward in my movements and hesitate to use my body in a normal manner from fear that ‘it’ would grab me again.

This pain and the ensuing discussion with appropriate professionals has guided me to walk and move in a more mindful and graceful manner.  To carry my body in a way that is respectful of its potential and capabilities.  To go about my day aware of my stance, joints, muscles, ligaments and bones and my attitude and breathing that can enhance capacity for flexibility and fluidity of this amazing being that I have the privilege to embody.

My mantra this month …

Identify your painful areas and set a clear line of sight to a solution!


About holistic complications

I like to work on a personal goal or challenge each year .. learning from my previous experiences, I try and face my fears, to stretch myself and step forward, to create a more holistic and authentic life, living with good intentions - a clear, honest and 'real' life! I want to be more accountable for the life I live and create! My experience of being real and authentic are quite complicated at times!! I blog to share my blunders, experiences and ideas and to gain some insight from the self reflection that the process of blogging creates for me.
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2 Responses to A little back pain

  1. Such a good reminder — too many times we are not mindful enough about these things.

  2. Agree with Kat – we all should be reminded from time to time that it is so important to respect what we have received!

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