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My body is my friend

Hubert2010-07-05 01:37:44 +0000 #1
Today, I felt compassion towards my body for the first time in my life.

I was trying Triang Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana: www.yoga.com/ydc/enl...=432§ion=9&cat=0 , and I did bring the pose to stretch my hamstring to the almost unbearable pain limit. Than it hit me. This poor body, he just did what I asked him to do, all the time. How he is now, is the result of my former life. Why am I so unpatient and harsh with him, now ? He just does what I ask, obedient, trying to correct the effects of my foolish actions, like a good friend. Maybe it is time for me to be a better friend of him, too.
InnerAthlete2010-07-05 01:46:55 +0000 #2
Odd that we are rarely our own Best Friend first.
xela2010-07-05 02:11:41 +0000 #3
It's a good thing that you acknowledged you pushed yourself a bit too far and next time you will listen to your body. It's one of the hardest things I've had to learn from my practice.

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