The twisted tree
The current situation we are in has allowed me lots of time to think. I regularly focus on posture and movement and structure. I see folks after they have been twisted and crushed by accidents, pain and stress. My focus is to work on teaching and encouraging movement habits and strengthening weak areas. I see many people who have been plagued with injury or disease and lived for so long in pain they have almost given up on ever feeling good in their bodies.
I see most people after the disaster is over.
We are now in the middle of a disaster. Everyone is just trying to keep their head above water. Many are taking it day by day. The crisis isn't over yet. It feels like we are in the middle of a noreaster that will last for months. We can't start to shovel out because the snow hasn't stopped falling.
The storm will end. It will have consequences. It will hurt. It will be painful. It will leave permanent scars. It will test our ability to endure uncertainty. It will change us forever. We will not be the same as we were just a few weeks ago.
It will end. It will teach us lessons we need to learn. It will test the limits of our minds and our bodies. It will leave us weak and exhausted and it will break us down.
We can recover. You can recover. I've seen it over and over and over in my practice. The mind and the body have an exceptional ability to heal from unthinkable damage and disease. The body has many resources to heal, recover and adapt. It is a beautiful resilient machine. Your body and mind can heal.
Think about everytime you didn't think you could go on and then you did. This will be no different. You will get through this. You will survive the storm and you will have the ability to start on a path of recovery. Please do not hesitate to reach out. I will help in any way I can. We will all get through this together as a community and as a human race.