nurturing your body

Practice
After  ignoring my body for so many months, the tender stretches I performed this morning while doing my third day of Yoga practice, brought me to tears. I knew I had positively reconnected with the will to get well, and the will to love my body again. Although I have a very long way to go, I am feeling better and better every day. The nutritional changes that I have made are making a difference in such a way that I have lost my desire to consume the things that don’t serve and nurture my body.

Do you know what it’s like to completely disconnect from your body because you are so angry at it? This is very common for people with a chronic condition. Our body becomes a “thing” for a time, and we want to almost rebel against it, because it’s done us so wrong! Some of us punish our bodies and continue to do the things that are completely contrary to getting well, because we’re so disgusted with years, and years, and years of the same old, same old…what does it matter after all? Of course that totally faulty thinking, as every fibromyalgia or autoimmune patient knows.Many patients are compliant from day 1, and I envy their patience!  [click to continue…]

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