I took a wonderful class yesterday with Grace at Charlotte Yoga. She always speaks on the other 7 limbs of yoga, not just asana, and I really appreciate her for that. She spoke about how our injuries show us what aspects of yoga we are actually fighting against. I believe she got the info from Seane Corn. I am paraphrasing here through my own filter so if Grace or Seane reads this, correct me in the comments below!
When I thought about the injuries that I have had, the descriptions below really hit the nail on the head. All of them occurred when I was going through things in my life that match up with the energetics of that area. If you are suffering from these injuries, take a moment to look at your own life and see if you recognize yourself below.
Yoga shows us a path to live a happy and meaningful life. When we fight this and refuse to see the path and take the steps towards changing our lives, we find ourselves with injuries in the neck and shoulders.
Injuries to Lower Back-
To learn yoga, we seek out a teacher, studio, spiritual text or community of people who can point us in the right direction, help us to understand the teachings and help us to be safe in the process. We start to slowly surround ourselves with like minded people and build a community that supports us on our path. When we feel that we are not being supported, we get injuries in our lower back.
Injuries to the Knees-
Yoga teaches us to be present and aware. It gives us the tools to overcome the ego and step out of the world of illusion. We stop pushing against what is and learn to move with the flow. As we continue to practice, we begin the process of seeing the world as it really is instead of as a reflection of our dirty cluttered mind. If we fight this, we end up with injuries to the knees.
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