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November 2, 2021

The Wisdom of the Body

Broke my hand so my ability to type is challenged. But thought I’d share some nice nuggets I’ve learned so far from the experience:

1. I was able to rely on some of my teachings to remain quite calm in the pre-op period before the anesthesia made me unconscious. I essentially put myself into hypnosis and my central nervous system was very relaxed despite the ‘going on’s’ of the hospital experience. Being calm before surgery helps the healing process, studies show.

2. The imbalance caused by an injury can be seen throughout the body. Other body parts start hurting as they are relied upon more. Or laying down more than normal. Doing yoga or deep breathing has been critical – and feels so good. Rocking and rolling on your spine tells your central nervous system that everything will be okay.

3. Slowing down. Man, do I need to learn that lesson. As my friend Lynn Teo just reminded me durin, take a pause and let your body tell you what you need. The wisdom of the body.