What I have learned while being sick

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What I have learned while being sick

Yoga for the Cold

I have a cold. I have had sinus and congestion for the better part of the week. I sat miserable and stuffy using every natural remedy I could muster. I started thinking how miserable I was and how much being sick sucked and how it was interfering with my busy life. I have things to do.

Then I realized this a great opportunity for me to sit quietly and meditate reflect and relax my mind. The cold medicine had turned it to mush anyway. Since my busy, problem solving mind could not function I asked my higher self to step in.

It worked. I have meditated for 2 days off and on sometimes in a deep purposeful way. Sometimes just laying in bed propped up to breathe easier and feeling to weak to move I just closed my eyes and listened to the sounds around me and practiced my breathing and awareness. I scanned my body and looked at my physical and emotional well-being. I thanked all the work it had done and asked for more light in areas of my body are congested or the emotions that are hard to read.

I took it all as a physical metaphor. What congestion was happening in me that helped to manifest these outward symptoms? How could I release these emotions?

As my common cold came and went I was grateful for the opportunity it had afforded me to just be still in my body and allow my spirit to move in me and helping me in my daily practice of enlightenment.

I also must give credit to my wonderful partner who nursed me and kept my ginger and lemon tea hot at all times. Allowing me to just be until the cold had passed. Next time you are laid up try to surrender to it and see where it takes you.

Namaste for today.

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