The Flip Side of Wellness

I haven’t posted much recently because I’ve been sick and I somehow convinced myself that a blog about wellness and compassion couldn’t include references to my own illness. That’s like saying a blog about soap can’t include references to dirt. Insert head slap here.

While I’ve been sick and hiding out electronically, I’ve continued to teach yoga and meditation and give wellness presentations. (The irony is not lost on me!) I have to address my joint pain and lack of energy directly with my yoga students because there is absolutely no way to fake fluid movement. And you know what? It’s a wonderful teaching tool. As we all sit cross legged at the beginning and end of class, they see that I have to adjust my posture and use cushions to support my knees. There are certain movements that are painful, postures that I can’t hold some days. So I tell my students that. For years, I’ve lectured them about taking care of their bodies and not forcing themselves to do things that their bodies can’t do or aren’t ready to do. Now, I’m modeling it. It’s much more powerful to see someone take care of herself than to just hear it.

That’s why I’m going to share more of my journey back to wellness here. There are some things I’m not ready to write about yet but I’m getting there. And it won’t be all about my knees all the time! There are so many other aspects of wellness, of compassion that starts in our own bodies, to talk about. Things like wisdom, peace, breathing.

What would you like to talk about?

Comments

  1. I understand where you are coming from. I tend to feel this way about my Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Depression. Turns out, we need to share our journeys with these things. We can help and touch people in amazing ways with our transparency and strength.

    • Julie Corron says:

      Kayla,
      Here’s to sharing the journey! Together we’re so much stronger than when we try to go it alone.

  2. I completely understand your hesitation, Julie. I’m glad you decided to move through it and share here because we all have these wonderful inconsistencies in our life! Wishing you wellness!

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