Friday, October 28, 2016

Scars: A Map of a Lifetime

Our bodies carry our life stories in so many ways, on so many levels. I say this all the time as a Yoga teacher and from an esoteric level to a very real, tangible physical level, it's true. Our bodies are temples, they are record-keepers. We all carry emotional and spiritual scar tissue from unresolved hurts and events. 

I have a dent in my leg (internal scar tissue) that is approaching it's 10 year anniversary and a new internal scar that is forming in my calf. I am so grateful to know how to take care of this today. I also have scar tissue behind my right knee and probably right hip from tearing the insertions to my hamstring that are coming on 6 years old.

10 years ago I didn't know when I have a trauma, I can scoop up those energetic pieces that scatter in that moment to bring them back in quickly, the pain lessens immensely if I take that moment. 10 years ago I had a limp from the massive bruise inside my leg and was afraid I would have to walk with a cane in my 20's and maybe forever, I didn't know what to do. 10 years ago I didn't know about rolling out tissue, or how to physical work with this area. I was afraid to touch it, I would push too hard and make it hurt more, if something's wrong you just force it really hard to be right, right?

Today I am working with grief. These scars, old and new, are my record book in my body, they remind me of the person I used to be and the person I have become. They hold the energy of that moment and today, I can take action to restore and mend this tough "disorganized tissue." Today I understand fascia on a level and how it is inexorably connected to my mental process, stored in my energy body and expressed in my emotions and physical body. "Your sore shoulder, constipation, sexual pain, infertility–all of these things can be a result of scar tissue in your body. Why hasn’t anyone told you about this possibility before? Mainstream medicine rarely looks at scar tissue because they don’t yet use effective ways for diagnosing and treating scar tissue."


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