Rehabbing Your Body From A Broken Foot and Kneecap; Or, Ramblings of a Rehabbing Yogi by Cindy

Dear Readers,

This is a rather long title, yes? Step on my train (of thought) for a moment, I want to take you for a ride!

Several weeks ago while visiting the loo in the middle of the night, in the dark, I slammed my foot into the door jam, effectively breaking my foot. Then, a couple of weeks after that, while riding a knee scooter, a contraption that helps support a broken foot in an aircast, going too fast, I tipped over, and broke my kneecap! Two huge blows in the space of a couple of weeks!

SO, for several weeks I have been in an immobilizing leg brace. Me. Aircast. Leg Brace. Several days ago, I was given the green light to start bending my knee manually, with no weight. It really is a sweet relief and hot mess at the same time. Pain and pleasure. 

Sometimes it really is just about the body. Ohhhhh that pose feels so awesome on my hips and groins!!!! Then I look, holy cow, I'm not even that far into the pose!! And it feels heavenly with a touch of wonder...As in I wonder if its too far, too much, too soon, too intense? I would prefer that the wonder be about the whisperings of the Universe, but I know if I stay long enough, I will get there. 

All I can say is thank you God for Yin Yoga. It's a beautiful balance. Just like life. That beautiful balance of effort, and then surrender. I keep coming back to the realization that my challenge is the surrender!! Ahhh....there it is...there's the Universe.

Namaste,

Cindy

Cindy is taking some time off her lovely Friday evening Candlelight class while she heals. If all goes to according to plan, she will be back in September. In the meantime, enjoy some relaxing and soothing classes with Laura, Marnie and Jools in her stead this summer!  Happy healing Cindy... We know you will be smiling no matter what happens!