Monday, October 27, 2008
My Body's Resilience
I spent the past four months or so creating three mosaic benches for Southwest Detroit. Here I am sitting on the "Day and Night Guitar" bench. Although I enjoyed the project immensely, it was all-consuming and made it difficult for me to take care of myself to the degree that I've been accustomed to these past few years.
My days were full from morning til evening and I gradually stopped some of my "healing rituals" because I simply had no extra time. My yoga, rebound exercise and meditation routines fell by the wayside. I wasn't getting enough sleep either. It was easy to stay on the raw food diet, but I found myself eating more than an optimal amount of nuts and seeds for quick and easy calories.
There have been subtle changes that I've noticed lately, such as having a difficult time getting up in the morning and having much less energy. I've also developed neck and lower back pain and sinus congestion. I'm now listening to my body telling me to get back with the program. I think it's also time for a seasonal cleanse.
Two days ago I resumed yoga and rebouding, and I slept quite a bit over the weekend. I've cut back on the fats and I even had a coffee enema. (For more information about enemas, read my report here ).
Already I'm feeling more like my old self. I still have the neck and back pain but I'm much less stiff. My boundless energy is back, which is proof of how our bodies can quickly recover when we resume healthy habits. I'm planning to do a seven to ten day detox soon, probably a green smoothie or juice fast.
Here are more images from the mosaic bench project:
Posted by Mary Laredo at 2:00 PM