Hi Everyone – After a break, I’ve resurfaced! My back injury is healing slowly and I am excited to resume writing! Hope you are all having a great hot summer. Stay tuned for my next blog, “Your Feet”
It is a brutally hot summer. I can’t go out most days after 8:30am.
If I think that I can dilly-dally and wait until 9:30 am, the temperature has already risen 5 to 10 degrees. I can’t. Heat is intrusive and the brain and body resists adapting to the onslaught.
Our weather is different now. There has been a distinct major upwards change in in temperature in the last 50 years. Starting in 1895, it looked like the earth was getting cooler and it did until 1970. Then the average temperature starting in each 5 year time frame was reduced from the period before. Not so starting in 1970. In 1970 we started to see more dramatic upticks in temperature. Since then, there have been NO temperature changes down, only up. (citation below).
Our bodies go through similar scales of change.
In general, we don’t pay attention to the small progressive changes in our functioning when we are young because there are few major challenges that our young bodies cannot meet.
As our years go by, and we grow older, managing adulthood and the ensuing stress is more challenging. And our initial free wheeling upright posture, once so natural and poised turns into more and more aches, pains and corresponding postural changes. We really don’t notice. When so much tension is carried around for too long, bad habits can set in, making us wonder what is happening.
If you believe how you function and move is a given and that resulting suffering is inevitable, it is NOT.
We can build an awareness of harmful habits, much like the awareness of recognizing troubling climate changes that now threaten to harm us. Change is possible, but how do we do that? I can help you so you can live with more ease and comfort using self-care tools you can use for the rest of your life.
If you want to learn more about this process, book a lesson with me, either on Zoom or if you are in the NY/NJ area at my studio in Montclair, NJ. Please use my contact form, tell me about yourself and leave your availability. I will respond within 24 hours.
Citation: NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Global Time Series, published July 2019, retrieved on July 29, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/