Do you want to know the extent to which I had imbibed the cultural imperative that girls must be slim? Well, I had taken that message on so deeply to the point that I broke my femur 🙀 from... drum roll... running too much.
The hardest bone to break in your body, and I stress-fractured it from working out too hard.
My body was overly depleted but I thought it was OK because I was the thinnest I had been. So I kept on pushing...
I was 17 years old.
Devastated and near-depressed because I could no longer work out, I spent 3 months limping around, waiting for the injury to heal.
That was when things started to CHANGE. Enough was enough. I realized that what I actually missed most was the feeling of strength and health in my body that I gained through regular movement.
That was when I dove deeper into my yoga practice. Partly because it was the only thing that didn’t hurt to do! Boxing, running, HIIT, cardio, and weight training left my life in a flash. Now I only do those practices when my body craves them.
The implied question "how hot do you want to be" becomes "how do you want to experience your body?"
Do you want to feel balanced, capable, trusting, strong yet light, functionally flexible, be able to move in a variety of ways, be free?
The truth is, I hadn't been doing all those workouts for how they made me FEEL. I had been doing them for how they made me LOOK.
Can you relate?
This is affecting men AND women. I've hadso many Rolfing® clients - male and female - come to me with chronic pain and diminished vitality because of the demands the culture has placed on their bodies to LOOK a certain way.
The dead lift gone wrong. The yoga pose that you pushed yourself into too fast. The runner's knee. The back spasm. The list goes on...
What if you were to shift your focus from how your body looks to how your body feels? What if you discovered and chose movement practices that support a deep, loving relationship to your body... rather than treating it as some thing to beat into shape like inanimate clay?
Now, I practice yoga everyday like I drink water everyday. It is a necessary part of my self-care and self-love. It enables me to feel good so that I can authentically connect to and serve others. The result? Not only is my self-IMAGE better... but I actually am at the perfect weight and have more tone than I did when I was TRYING so hard. So very, very hard. Like, harder than a femur hard. 😹
First up, if YOU have developed chronic pain and unbalanced movement patterns from pushing too hard, or from an injury, Rolfing bodywork can help. Check my testimonials to see how people have revolutionized their experience of their bodies, rose above the pain, and learned to feel free again.
Second, if you are a woman or know a woman who has experienced distorted self-image like I did (and sadly, unless you’re living in an ad-free cave on Mars, I’ll bet you have...) then I’d like to invite you to an online class series that could change your life.. BIG TIME.
It's all online.
I am honored to be speaking on a panel of 23 wellness professionals, authors, doctors at the 2018 Healing Your Womb Summit. This incredible offering will take place online from April 20-22. Learn earn actionable advice for how to break the pain cycle, heal their bodies, achieve natural birth control or pregnancy, and so very much more! Check out the full line-up of classes, click below!
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It’s free to sign up. But, 3 full days of classes is a lot to take in! You are welcome to purchase the summit for $150 ($6.50/class!) before Aptil 22, and enjoy lifetime access to experience the classes at your own pace. Plus, you’ll get special offers and exclusive discounts from each of the specialists.
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Are you DONE being in pain, mistrusting your body, or searching desperately for answers?
It’s time that women stop suffering unnecessarily and in isolation. Every one of these experts will be sharing, woman-to-woman, the life-changing information about how THEY healed themselves, often when they thought there was no way to feel better. What if the answers you’re looking for are contained within their stories?
You are not alone. Your pain does NOT need to be permanent.
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After you’ve signed up, stay tuned for my next newsletter where I’ll be detailing how Rolfing helped me to unravel the hidden patterns of tension and asymmetry in my body.
Til then... be well my friends!