I’ve been strength training Horizon Line style, once a week for 5.5 years. In that time I have upped the ante with pushing my body— white water kayaking, mountain summit-ing, skiing, biking, climbing.... charging. .
I am so thankful for this body. My body. .
Friday I was rear ended hard. I too had slammed on my breaks— picture my alignment: leg fully extended with the brake pedal to the floor, so hips wonky, shoulders high and rigid, jaw clenched, mouth saying “nooooooooo”— coming to a quick stop with a few feet between me and the car in front of me. No time to sigh because — BAM! Hit from behind at a rough estimate of 28 mph. .
So, my body has been/is doing its very beautiful and natural healing thing it does. Inflammation, micro tears, misalignment, etc. have been part of the last 90 hours as I shift toward healing. And I’ve seen my chiropractor (what’s up Dr. J.) and I’m drinking all the water and resting when I need and moving when I can. .
I’ve been practicing yoga for just 7 years, and only regularly the last year and this morning I know this: .
My weekly strength training has resulted in a sturdy, strong, robust body and spirit— capable of gnarley swims in white water, big crashes on bikes and skis, and hiking the last few miles out after a 10k foot climb, and— being rear ended with minimal injury.*
And it is yoga that also contributes to the strength and ease with which I recreate— and also yoga that nourishes and heals my body after jarring impact. This morning I am especially grateful for these perfectly aligned practices and for an amazing health care team. .
*by no means am I suggesting if one is just fit enough they can be immune to the consequences of physics, just to be clear. 🤪 #limitationofmatter #grateful
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