Friday, January 6, 2012
Right about now, if you're like many people, it comes as somewhat of a shock to realize that we're already a week into the new year. There is a sense, from my clients and within myself, that somehow we should be busy doing something. Time's a-wastin!
For some that means intensifying their efforts to "be healthy" or "live healthy" (a phrase I've seen in print that I believe is grammatically incorrect). May I say first and foremost that we're really lucky to have this choice, to be able to choose what we will or will not eat, what kind of exercise we engage in, and such. Throughout most of human history, for most people, living healthy was/is not an option.
All that said, try not to get too zealous about whatever you're doing to be healthier. There's an article in the New York Times about some of the injuries a too strenuous yoga practice can cause. Some of these injuries are quite serious, such as Horner's Syndrome. I know a yoga teacher who sustained this cervical injury doing head stands, and this guy is not a big, hulkin dude. He is slender and in great shape.
Whatever you're doing to clear the haze left over from the holiday season, take it slow, please? Thank you and Shalom.