“Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.” – Bertolt Brecht
Good morning peeps, meditation done.
Quote for the Day:
“Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.”
I came up to the Highlands for two weeks to recover from a RSI – Repetitive Strain Injury in my right hip flexor (Psoas Major) and right buttock (Gluteus Maximus), which has caused Sciatica.
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a general term used to describe the pain felt in muscles, nerves and tendons caused by repetitive movement and overuse.
At first, you might only notice symptoms when you’re carrying out a particular repetitive action.
But without treatment, the symptoms of RSI may eventually become constant and cause longer periods of pain. You may also get swelling in the affected area, which can last for several months.
This is what has happened to me whilst teaching Barre in a particular form, but now I have had the cause of my injury diagnosed, there will definitely be no more tucking under and gripping my glutes continuously for me when I teach Barre in the future.
I had an MRI scan in London and then when I got up to Cromarty I went to the Doctor to get her to explain the results to me. When I said I was going back to work in London after two weeks rest, to start teaching on the 14th, she said, “I doubt that very much, I would expect you to take six weeks to recover from your muscular injures and the sciatica, but let’s see what the physiotherapist says on the 15th?”
My initial thought was no way and for the first few days I felt frustration at not being able to do what I love doing and not even being able to get up the stairs without using my hand to support myself and of course anyone who has had sciatica will testify the excruciating pain I was in. Excuse the pun, but the situation was a right pain in the butt and I couldn’t even take my dogs Zeus and Zorro on my favourite two-hour walk up the Sutors.
But then I got my head round the situation and after doing the maths I realised that if I took the worst case scenario and had to take 6 weeks off to recover and do rehabilitation exercises I would still be fully fit to go to Morocco and take my yoga retreat at the five – star luxurious Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort from the 10th to 17th of December.
I then had a change in mindset and embraced being at home in the beautiful Highlands, with my mother and two beloved Hungarian Vizslas Zeus and Zorro, what did I have not to be happy about?
I have given myself a daily schedule of meditation, writing, restorative yoga, breakfast, emails and business, then step onto the beach in front of my house and hobble along as Zeus and Zorro tear around, playing with each other, exploring and sniffing all the wonderful smells, chasing after the stones I throw. Then some lunch and relaxation, maybe a cheeky power nap, followed by a couple more hours of research and writing, an upper body workout in my gym in the garage, another burst for the dogs on the beach in the dark for the dogs, before cooking supper for my mum and I, followed by a nice relaxing bath and a stretch in front of the TV watching my favourite detective drama programs in the evening.
Everyday I wake up; I think to myself what do I not have to be happy about?
If you would like to embrace your own happiness by learning more about all aspects of yoga, including breathing and meditation to improve all aspects of your life, why not join me on my very first yoga retreat in Morocco at the five – star luxurious Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort from the 10th to 17th of December.
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It’s a chance to escape the pre Christmas madness and come back from Morocco, relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated ready to enjoy your Christmas with family and friends.
Take Action Today, Right Now, and embrace your happiness
Have a Wonderful Wednesday peeps
Breathe, Believe and Achieve
Be Happy, Healthy and Wise
Keep on Winning Smiling and Living the Dream