We have a student who has been coming to yoga for several years. She has had a chronic back condition that makes no sense for someone her age. Her doctor told her that her spine was like an 80 year old spine. She is 40. No amount of yoga, chiropractic care, or medicine relieved her pain. A few weeks ago, she came to class. I asked how her back was feeling today. Her response astounded me. She shared that her husband left her and since he left, she has had zero back pain. None! This is a very wise woman who understands the mind-body connection. Somehow she never connected her back pain to her marriage. She said she had no idea. I am amazed by this student’s bravery in sharing her story with me and her emotional strength through her life changes. She has come out better than ever- stronger, healthier and pain free.
I am not saying ALL pain comes from the emotional body, but it may be worth exploring if you have chronic pain. What might your body be trying to tell you?