I am home now recovering from surgery for 8 broken ribs, a broken collarbone, punctured lung and several scrapes and bruises including an injury to my scalp caused by the crunch of my helmet.
It’s been a long two weeks thus far and I have several more weeks/months of healing. I feel very grateful to everyone whose life touched mine during my hospital stay. There are layers and layers of people in place to run a hospital. I am thankful to all the staff from the doctors, nurses, patient care assistants, radiologists, physiotherapists and trainers, house cleaners, meal planners/servers, etc. I am also thankful for all kind words and wishes for a speedy recovery from those who learned of the accident.
As many of you who have practiced with me know I am very breath and spine focused in my teaching as both are very healing. They have been my constant companion as I take the time to heal again from this accident. Doctors orders call for me to put a pause on teaching for at minimum 8 weeks, however I intend to stay connected on social media.
I hope to be back on my wheels to enjoy the fall colours!
It’s hard to believe that summer is now only a couple of weeks away – on Father’s Day! Days are longer and nights shorter… With warmer weather and stay-at-home orders behind us, we can look forward to taking our yoga and other physical activities outdoors.
In last month’s newsletter, I invited you to join me for a 30-day Gratitude Challenge! Congratulations to those of you who took on the challenge. If you intended to start the challenge though did not get to it, it’s never too late. In fact, this is a practice that you can come back to over and over again. Make it a part of your daily routine to cultivate resilience and experience emotional, mental and physical benefits. There are multiple research studies that have shown that a gratitude practice can help you feel happier and healthier. When we reflect on the good things in life, our general sense of well-being also increases. A Gratitude Journal is also a great idea to keep track of all the good things in your life and to support you during those more challenging times when it might be harder to feel grateful. What are you grateful for today?
Gratitude can change your life!