The pain in my neck has intensified. To make matters worse, my left foot now hurts, especially in the arch, and the pain extends to my big toe. So I am moving around with a limp and a stiff neck. I had plans of going to Bikram yoga today. In fact, I’ve had plans of going back since last Wednesday, but that’s when the neck issue started so I’ve had to postpone my yoga practice.
This is what balance is about I suppose-adapting to what is. Despite the pain, I did my best to feel productive. I watered the plants and pruned the basil. I massaged the trigger points on my neck and foot and made an appointment with the massage therapist. I did some neck stretches and meditated today. I paid attention to the messages my body was telling me. When my right arm began to feel weak, I took a break and applied a cold compress on my neck.
I also made cuajada for the first time today. Cooking helps take my mind off the pain. My mom had traveled to El Salvador recently and upon her return, shipped me the magic pills along with a generous supply of Choco-Panda (a dark hot chocolate beverage).
Hopefully, I’ll be feeling 100% soon, but in the meantime, I remember to take good care of myself, remaining flexible and focusing on what I can do. Have a productive, healthy week friends.