It’s like it was happening in slow motion. I picked my foot up. I put it back down. And there was just enough weight and torque and angling that the kneecap popped out…and then it popped back in.
This represents the 20th (ish?) time I’ve sublexed my knee.
And it happened last Friday.
I was teaching Hip Hop Prana™, one of the popular song+choreography combos was starting (Talk that Talk by Rihanna feat. Jay Z), and not even ten seconds into leading the class, my right knee sublexed and I nearly fell down.
The knee popped back into place, and I very carefully and gently kept teaching class. Earlier that day, I attended a vinyasa flow yoga class; the day before I taught Hip Hop Prana™ and subsequently ran 4.5 miles. The day before I worked out twice as well.
I think my body was trying to tell me something…
…and I finally was ready to listen.
A large component of my coaching and teachings are physical; we create our reality by intentionally moving energy through our body so that we can manifest with our minds.
I create custom yoga sequences for my clients (and myself) that specifically target their energy centers that are not in alignment, in order to realign them daily. And once you start to see the possibility and the benefits of this practice, it’s actually kind of addicting! Movement and practicing were making great things happen for me, so I was enjoying doing as much as I could every day.
After hearing my laments in my social media, my friend and colleague Dr. Tera Maxwell generously offered to do an energy healing on me.
And it was during this healing I heard the yin to the yang. All of this creating and making and manifesting–and I had been forgetting to listen!
My body had been trying to tell me that it needs some gentleness. Some rest. And some nourishing. I always considered myself pretty fantastic at the whole “self-love” thing…but I had unwittingly been resentful towards my body because of my recurring knee problem and its effects.
Tera helped remind me that it’s also important to listen.
So I spent the entirety of this morning LISTENING. I laid in savasana with my crystals and soft music, just breathing, and hearing what my body had to say. The biggest message that came up was gratitude. A sigh of relief. “Finally…,” it said.
And then I went on to have SUCH a wonderful day. Some of the best client calls I’ve ever lead, some of the best chakra readings I’ve given, and the most wonderful afternoon, outside in the breeze and the sun writing this blog.
My knee feels great.
This kind of bliss is available for you, too. This is your reminder to listen. To take time to be quiet.
You might say, “I don’t have time to listen. Or be quiet.”
And I say, “Do you have time to get injured? (or sick? or slowed down in some other unexpected capacity?)”
I am so incredibly grateful that I received this important reminder to slow down and tune in. And offer the message to you.
Now it’s YOUR TURN!
What do you plan on doing in order to slow down and create health, abundance, and bliss? Comment below with your intention!
Much love and Namasté!