March 2017: First Month! Online Home Practice Series for Scoliosis
As I have started the Online Home Practice Series for Scoliosis March 8th 2017, I have been searching for a fun way to keep myself accountable and you updated about my practice. So I will trying out if I can do something like this for each month. Let’s see how it all turns out and whether it is helpful to you as well ((:
March 12, 2017
I feel so exhilarated, blessed, grateful, full of joy to be able to participate in this Online Home Practice Series. Mentally, I am craving this information tailored to my scoliosis. I can’t wait to get more tools to explore my body and be the best friend I can be to it.
My body feels a little bit hesitant, which I usually have with something new. A bit stiff and craving energy, coordination and alignment.
I didn’t know how much I needed this, until it started. When I got the links to the online program the first lecture was available and then I joined the Facebook group and read all the lovely messages. This type of support through information and sharing experience is so valuable to me.
I have been working hard on yoga for scoliosis by myself with the exercises I have learned so far. But I do notice that my body wants and needs more in order to create the best possible function it can have.
March 13, 2017
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Morning practice 🙏🔹 Looking at my own assymteries can sometimes trigger frustration and an uncomfortable feeling. However, I then remind myself that this is a learning moment. By what I see here, I can try to find a solution for tomorrow. #progress ✨ #meditationmonday #tamethemane #mexicaansedeken @pistolozzi.nl #iyengarprops #scoliyogi #alignment #scoliosis #bentnotbroken #scoliosisprobs #scoliosisawareness #scoliosissupport #balance #asana #rugpijn #yogaamsterdam #igyogafam #yogisofinstagram #yogaathome #instayoga #fitshe #fitfam #flexibility #namaste
March 15, 2017
Starting the Online Home Practice Series for Scoliosis, I felt a bit overwhelmed at first by all the new information coming my way. But now I am starting to feel calmer and I can find more relaxation and consciousness in my morning yoga practice. I still need the video’s for guidance, but I notice that body is starting to feel the logic of the sequence more and more. However, in some poses I feel some insecurity in my alignment. But my logic is to first let my body really grasp the poses, before letting the frustration cause any fidgeting.
I always thought a morning yoga practice would be hard for me. However, I am loving it! After my practice I start my day way more energetic and with more focus, which ups my productivity. What is not to love about that!
March 17, 2017
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A twisted spine asks for a twisted pose 😊 I am learning how to really twist my spine instead of just using my hypermobility and cheat in twisting. I guess the body and the mind usually love the path of least resistance, but this isn't always the best path to go. However, I love to learn more and more about my body each day 🙏💛 #studentoflife #pathofleastresistance #dontcheat
March 18, 2017
My body feels different. I sort of felt I had figured out how to deal with my back lately. However, I am now getting new information and new poses added to my daily practice. I notice that this gives new sensible input to my body and that my mind needs time to process it. Since I have experienced a lot of pain in the past, new sensations can scare me some what. But new sensations don’t necessarily mean more pain. Just new input, to learn more from.
Because of my morning routine and the notion ‘to get it out-of-the-way’, I noticed I started to slack in my posture during the day. I had a little discomfort in my neck, which I hadn’t for a long while. So I had to take a step back and observe what had changed lately. Even though, I practice in the morning this doesn’t mean I am allowed to start slacking my posture. I want to cultivate more consciousness of my body and need to take this with me wherever I go.
March 22, 2017
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March 26, 2017
As I am staying with relatives for a few days, I notice I find it hard to be diligent with my practice. I am less connected to my body than at home. There is a lot more stimulation than I am used to at home. Which puts some extra effort on my nervous system. I am not sure yet how to tackle this and find the time and space to commit to my practice. This is something that needs more careful observation to see how to go about this types of bodily sensations and mind stimulations.
I thought that since I mastered a consistent home practice that I would be able to take this anywhere with me. Well, I guess I was wrong. Lesson learned. Travel and practice is still a challenge for me.
March 31, 2017
A lot. I have noticed that all the information that I am getting from the Online Home Practice Series for Scoliosis is overwhelming me physically and mentally. Physically my body is telling me so many new stories that I carefully want to listen to. I want to not miss a word and make sure I create an understanding to my back. I even find it hard to already share the story of my back with you, because I am not quite sure yet how to put it in my own words. However, my mind is getting lot of information about scoliosis and also new input for poses and combined with the stories my back is telling me, it is getting to be a lot.
Don’t get stuck. When I am overwhelmed, I tend to get stuck. I needed to find my focus again without any worries. Which also tend to arise when I am overwhelmed. But try to be mindful about what my back is telling me, but not taking it over my time. And then try to slowly progress with all the new information so that I can make sure I am making my progress in the Online Program. And most importantly always approach it with a fun mindset!