I lived life pain free. As a young woman my only ailments were anemia, carpal tunnel(computer head) and a cyst on my ovaries that caused occasional but bearable pain. That is until I had Sai. If you've been reading my blogs then you would know my story. If you're new here, I'll reiterate. Sai decided to stay in 3 weeks extra. I was induced for approximately 50 hours or so and after the pain totally tore me down, I had an epidural which had to be administered twice and then an emergency c-section 6 hours later. During my healing period, I noticed an extremely jarring back pain in addition to other things like anxiety and mommy brain. My practitioner told me it was normal and not to be alarmed unless I saw early signs of an infection in my c-section area. Skip forward to almost two years later and I still have severe back pain. I can't sleep without a full body pillow and my back aches throughout the day.
I have always done yoga, it is my happy place. When I'm alone I get to really reflect on my life, the bullshit I'm currently going through, what to write for my next blog post, listen to my breathing and stretch my muscles. I had fallen off due to having the baby and then going back to work. After starting my lifestyle journey almost a month ago, I have been doing yoga on a daily basis. (Except for yesterday because Corey doesn't respect my time.) I have been sleeping like a baby! All the stretching in Yoga has been getting the itch I couldn't scratch myself. I can feel my muscles and joints being stretched, pulled and cracked. I can pinpoint my discomfort and can orate exactly where is bothering me. Also, with the power of the internet, I youtube new yoga routines so I don't get bored with the same ol techniques.
If you have back pain I strongly suggest you try beginners yoga! Hopefully it will work wonders for you as it has for me. Below are two of my favorite videos for beginners which I use when I haven't done yoga in a while or I'm pressed for time. Check it out!
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