During this week of Yoga, I set my intention on Balance. Not only for finding a flow to balance my life with family, work, writing, social media, emails, remodels, etc., But to balance my physical self.
30 years ago I was misdiagnosed with osteomyelitis. I had arthritis due to my Type-A personality, hard charging, and not eating right. Long story short 26-years later I had a hip replacement due to the doctors draining fluid out of my hip. A year after my surgery, the Doctors said my spine was fused, my hips were rotated sideways and forward... and that I could do nothing. I have spent the previous three years looking for a solution.
How this manifested in my body was, I appeared to have a 2 inch difference in leg-lengths. Yoga was the only thing that helped relieve the pain because of this crooked standing, and walking. Somehow work and writing, (and the YMCA cancelling of my 5 am yoga class) shifted my yoga path for awhile. Now I'm back and committed to make this a daily way of life.
The GREAT news is, I met Sarah, one of the miracle workers, on this retreat. We had a 90 minute TRAGER session yesterday. I stood up from the table, and the first time since surgery I could stand with both feet directly under my body. Actually, this is the first time in 30 years that I can stand level. She showed me how to work with my body so when my muscle memory pulls the hips back to what they were doing for so long, I can work with it and get back to level. Amazing. Last night I was sore. But today I'm doing WATSU to continue with the work.
I decided that we need a new modality of exercise that combines both Yoga and Trager. So I created, Tragoya. Now I need to take the steps to get trained... and I will.
But first I'm flying to Florida to do bounces October 26-28. It may just be a simulator, but I'll get to fly~
Enjoy the Journey!