However, i focused on not giving into it and started little steps of movement. Prior to this, every day, became habit, I used to do the simple step yoga learnt from here, but my pain stopped me doing it. But slowly my adamance to atleast try has got me back into it this time slowly within my pain threshold. The key for me is ‘movement’, stretching slowly keeping it comfortable to my ability, knowing my limits.
This triggering my own research, I’ve also been recently reading up on ‘earthing’ which is early days, but I did randomly try it barefoot, relaxed into some basic soft tai chi movements on the bare grass in my back garden, and somehow amazingly I really did feel some relief something but I can’t yet pinpoint it. It was a nice focused feeling of been connected to Mother Nature, earth. It has since rained a couple of days so I have not tried it again. But it has certainly got my interest.
To me, most realizably, I feel Nobody knows my exact aches and pains the way I know them. So, my driving force is that it is my mind & body, and yes, with or without external help and influence, but, ultimately I have to have the drive to get up and do it for myself, and it is helping. I kind of tell my mind it’s going to be ok & continue still being grateful no matter what, esp when there is worse out there. It always helps when I account the infinity of blessings that I do have.
To also add that, Tiger balm and Vicks has really helped ease my pain too. But I’m no medical practitioner, so, everyone is different, what works for one, may not work for another, and for some cases professional medical advice should or needs to be sought. Hope this has helped, even if it’s a tiny bit. Thank you.