The book, When the Body Says no is about how “stress” influences chronic illness. Now, stress encompasses a lot of things here, which is why I put it in quotations. It includes life stress, attachment, coping styles, trauma, adverse early childhood experiences, adult relationships, and so on.
Learning to generate self-compassion can improve your well-being.
undergoing testing for autoimmune diseases. She was asking questions about the tear and treatment options including surgery.
yoga poses this week are: recline butterfly and a butterfly forward fold.
When you have a chronic illness, there is always something that is the matter with yourself… But I feel like I have choices. Give in to all of this stuff that is “the matter with me” or do what matters to me. I’m not saying that this is always an easy choice to make, and sometimes we do have to “give in” in the sense that we have to have balance where we take care of our needs, though I posit that doesn’t necessarily mean fully giving up on what matters to you.
A good way to get some exercise when you have chronic pain or illness is with a little bike ride!
I love body scans. I find them a great way to get into my body, sometimes helping me relax, but more often helping me with pain management. I do remember the first time I did one though. The thought I had, “this sounds terrifying! Why would I want to move towards the pain that I’m already experiencing?!”
Using a small piece of food, we practice riding the waves of urges without giving into them.
I think that I sometimes give off the impression that I’m 100% fine 100% of the time, which as anyone with a chronic illness or dealing with chronic pain knows, is simply not true.
Seated and laying twists are great stretches for the back, and yoga has a lot of health and mental health benefits!