Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway
We have all heard that phrase and others such as “The Power of Positive Thought” but we also know that at times with our Fibromyalgia, we opt to play it safe for fear of inducing a flare. Often I see fellow sufferers missing out on family events, confined to bed instead of making memories. It seriously breaks my heart as I strongly believe we have one life, it makes me mad that Fibromyalgia robs us of so much.
For those of you who follow this blog or are members of my Facebook groups will know that I suffered a car accident 12 months ago. The injuries meant that I had to stop a lot of activities which I used as my coping techniques for my Fibromyalgia. Yoga had been my salvation and to not be able to do my daily practice was soul destroying – literally!!
Getting back on the mat
It was not until March 2017 that a message from my local Natural Health Centre popped up on my Facebook feed, advertising a yoga class for people struggling with chronic pain or recovering from injury. Given the fact that I ticked both boxes, I decided to book myself a place. To say I was nervous was an understatement.
Here is the Facebook Live video that I recorded straight after the class……my excitement and sense of achievement speaks for itself.
As you can tell I was thrilled to be back on my mat. Since this time, I have not looked back. Starting out with just the weekly class, gently, gently I was able to increase my yoga time, even starting to do a bit more at home. Although I am not back to where I was pre-accident, I am having a go and that is good enough for me right now.
I am so happy that I did not allow my fear of failure to take over and as I say in the video there is no failure if you just try. No matter what it is, by just having a go, you are sending Fibromyalgia a message….