Wednesday, January 28, 2015

So Joyful to be Moving!

Well, it's been a while. I don't feel like I have so much to say these days, about my hips. They are getting loose and limber, and are usually completely painfree. I know my left is still healing according to my physio, as the surgery is only 10 months ago, and he says it takes 18 months to complete recovery. Still, I'm feeling pretty awesome!

In the previous post, I shared a photo taken on our rooftop terrace in Sayulita, Mexico. That was last February, when, though my right hip was healing well, my left was tightening up. When I look at that photo, I can see my limited range of motion. So, I took another photo in the same place this year. Though my thigh in Warrior 2 is a long way from parallel to the earth, it looks (and feels!) a lot better.

The holiday was much more fun this year, too. I could run in and out of the waves, and propel myself through the water with a frog kick, too painful to do last year. I could walk for miles and miles sightseeing, without soreness, and even tried a bit of surfing. 

Back at home, I'm strengthening and stretching my hips by teaching a Radical Ballet class, and enjoying taking a contemporary class. I can jump again, which is a wonderful feeling. I'm loving taking our new puppy on long walks in the woods. I can get up and down from the floor with ease, am back to teaching yoga, and practicing acroyoga. I'm dancing contact improv, though being a bit cautious when I have an exhuberant partner.

In short, I can feel the pain and limited range of motion I was suffering before surgery becoming a distant memory. I'm doing my best to continue appreciating the physicality I used to take for granted. It is so wonderful to be moving again, to be doing the things I love, to be riding my bike, dancing and doing yoga.

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” 
― Marcus AureliusMeditations

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