I believe in the self-healing mechanism of our intelligent human machine - body. I am positive, this belief is one of the reasons why I help my challenged body to restructure itself over and over again.
You are your own healer. Yes, You are! All you need is the right knowledge and the time that you are willing to dedicate to your own betterning.
I put this very gentle/easy to follow back-healing-program for a dear friend of mine who had sudden back ache. I wish to share it with you too, as back issues seem common these days. My own back injury has given me a lot of new knowledge that I would have never ever known if I were not me, whatever that IS.
All you need for this little self-healing session is 20 mins of Silence, your total dedication to your beautiful Self and a good bolster. Please remember to breath with awareness and an intention to heal. Our spines like to be stretched/elongated before twisted.... and our entire system absolutely rejoices in being upside down.
Have fun! You are a miraculous, self-healing machine with more power within you than you EVA allowed yourself realize!
Step 1 (pic 1). Get on the mat and grab a bolster. Smile!
Step 2 (pic 2) While on the back Stretch yourself on the mat, making sure that your third eye, heart and solar plexus are all in one line. Bend the knees and place the bolster under the tailbone. Ahhhhh! That feels really good.
Step 3 (pic 3) Cross your lovely left leg over the right one. Breathe in.
Step 4 (pic 4) Breath out and let your knees fall to the right while extending from the heart in to your left fingertips. Stay for a few breaths and let the left side of your body get INSPIRED and LOVED.
Step 5 Lovingly press your right hand into the floor, take a deep breath and bring the knees back to the center.
Step 6 Change the cross of the legs. Take a deep Breath. Smile.
Step 7 (pic 5) While breathing out, let the knees fall to the left. Stay for a few breaths while extending in to your right fingertips and loving yourself.
Step 8 Press your left hand in to the floor and while breathing in bring the knees back to the center. Ahhhhhh! What a feeling!
Step 9 (pic 6) Stretch your legs out. Breathing in and Breathing out. Smiling in and Smiling out. Stay for a few precious moments letting the healing take place.
Step 10 Bend your knees. Press the feet down and lift the tailbone up. Remove the bolster.. Let your back touch the floor now. Breathe and Smile. In and Out!
Step 11 (pic 7) Give yourself the biggest hug EVA. You are the One you have been waiting for. Feel it.
Final Step (pic 8) Move the bolster to the wall and let your tailbone rest on it. What is good to know here is this: the longer your hamstrings get, the easier it will be to get closer to the wall. Be Patient, Be Comfortable, Be Loving.
Stay upside down in this super duper rejuvenating pose for at least 7-10 minutes. Listen to your body. Your body knows what no mind does.
To come out of the last step simply bend the knees, pressing your feet into the wall, gently slide off the bolster until your back is flat on the floor. Roll to the right and come out of the pose.
Take good care of yourself. Everything in your life starts with YOU, no matter whoever says whatever.