’cause I hurt

I decided to commit to 365 days of yoga because my body is hurt. I have always been an athlete with a body that was capable of some amazing things. I have been strong and agile. I ran two marathons. I was MVP of my high school volleyball team and made honorable mention to the all conference team. I played varsity softball as a freshman. But in the last 5 years the parts are wearing down. I have always loved the freedom of run right out the front door but problems started with my feet, then my hip, then back. My favorite thing to do in the world is play volleyball, but now I have a torn rotator cuff and arthritis and bursitis and any other joint-itis one can get in the shoulder.

Physical therapy proved odd to me. We could only focus on “fixing” one part of the body when it was obvious all the parts are connected. I was supposed to do 5 different exercises for my shoulder, 15 reps apiece. Then add all the stretching and strengthening for the hip. Couldn’t I just do it all at once?? Yes! And couldn’t getting everything in the right place and strong at once start to heal me?? Yes! The answer was/is yoga.

So I am dedicating my physical exercise time to yoga to see what will happen.

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