About once a year, when I am not paying attention and my mind is a million miles away, I make a quick movement as I bend down to pick something up and “Aargh”, I strain my lower back.
About once every 3 months or so I’ll be in a hurry to work out and get my reps over with – not paying attention to the movement of the weights in my hand, nor the movement of my muscles, nor the movement of my joints and “Snap” I sprain a muscle.
Every so often I will not sit and breathe, practice my Qigong and rush off into my day and I will come home with a tightness between my shoulder blades (it’s where my body holds stress)
It was one of those weeks this past week.
3 quotes from Buddha’s Little Instruction Book by Jack Kornfield helped to realign my thoughts so I could realign body (or is it vice versa? ? ?)
Our body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care. (pg 48)
When you walk, just walk. When you eat, just eat. (pg 65)
Stay centered. Do not overstretch. Extend from your center, return to your center. (pg 69)