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Practicing what I preach

On the labour day weekend we were stuck in what the family refers to as the “parking lot”.  This is the area of the 401 by Oshawa.  It is always super busy there, or it would seem to be, whenever we are driving past the area.

While in a traffic jam and thankfully only going about 10 klm/hr we were hit from behind by a Cadillac SUV.  There was no damage to our truck at all as our tailgate thankfully saved us.  I can’t say the same for the Cadillac however, as our hitch went through his front bumper.

The SUV driver said, “Oh sorry, there was so much traffic, I wasn’t paying attention.”

In my mind I was thinking, “Buddy, that is when you should be paying MORE attention.”

As some of you know in 1991 I was hit head on by a truck which resulted in a whiplash injury.  At that time I only toyed with yoga and wasn’t a daily practitioner.  I ended up not moving due to the pain and had to be off work for 8 months.

The current accident (which I do not believe there are any btw…in my mind everything happens for a reason) has brought back some familiar pain.  It’s not as bad as the first time, however my neck is definitlely out and with Captain Crunch (Dr. Dougley) away on holidays this week, I am coping with the discomfort.

I teach many with injuries.  And yes I too have to practice what I preach!

My husband keeps telling me to take it easy and to stop moving my neck.  Unfortunately I know this is what held up my recovery the first time; it hurt too bad to move. 

Even though it hurts it is important we keep moving the joint/muscles etc.,  gently through their natural ranges of motion.  It is the only way healing will occur. 

If you have an injury remember its all about the RICE:

R – rest

I – ice

C – compression

E – elevation

Speaking of which, I’m off to find the ice again after a few simple spinal twists.

PS.  Hope to see you in class soon.  Most of them begin this week.  Also, I’ve not yet sent out the paper copy of Mindful Melody.  I should have time to get it complete and mailed come the end of September (maybe sooner?).  I apologize for the delay.

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