Sunday, May 15, 2011

Beginning a Meditation Practice

Six weeks post-op...  I am pool walking and moving around better.  I still cannot walk for any length of time or be on my feet a whole lot--starts to hurt..  can't believe how much you lose by being partial weight-bearing for five weeks.  But my gait, the way I walk, feels more normal than I have felt for a very, very long time.  That's great!

I see my surgeon this week; my PT wants to ramp up the intensity of my therapy.  I think I will be able to start swimming, maybe pool running.

One of the good things that has come out of my down time these past couple months is that I have had the time to begin a meditation practice, something I have always wanted to do, but couldn't sit still, stay my mind long enough to really get into it.  Going for a run was always a lot easier.  Well, since I haven't been able to even go for a walk, much less run, or even swim or bike or kayak or workout in the gym or even do yoga...   I've had the time.  To sit and breathe...  and watch my thoughts, and breathe... and calm my mind, be still... and listen, and breathe...

And I'm kind of getting it..   starting to anyway.  I am doing some yoga now; my hip joint is still limited in movement, so I can't do a lot of the poses, but I can do some.  And then I sit with my eyes closed for 20 minutes, and breathe and be still, and listen...

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