Saturday, January 12
As I was settling into savasana at the end, the instructor came over and completely propped me up: an eye pillow under my neck, folded blankets under both arms, soles of my feet together and knees out in a diamond shape, blankets under both knees and sandbags across the top of each thigh by the groin. She then threw a blanket over me; I felt like a baby, all swaddled up and thoroughly enjoyed savasana.
As I walked out to my car, feeling lighthearted, I noticed the pain in my foot.... grrrrrrrr! When I arrived home and began to clean the house with the hubby, my back was completely bothered! GRRRRRRR! What am I doing wrong? I need to concentrate on the affirmations in yesterdays post to relieve the sciatica.
I've been trying to lay low, but my husband christened his newly finished basement with a poker party tonight and since it started over dinner time, I offered to make a sandwich ring to feed the brood. Just took a hot shower and am trying to relax before hitting the hay. Bad thing is I can hear EVERYTHING from the basement through this old house so I've developed quite a headache. We may have to plan these "boy's nights" when I'm out of town!
Friday, January 11
Anyhow, the books' recommended affirmations for sciatica:
"I move into my greater good. My good is everywhere, and I am secure and safe."
"Coping with Sciatica" had more suggestions for poses that can alleviate sciatica, and I also discovered another YJ practice for sciatica. However I'm not sure if all the postures are appropriate for pregnant women, such as the twists.
If you have other suggestions for dealing with sciatica, please let me know. My ass will thank you! ;)
Thursday, January 10
Tuesday, January 8
~ Og Mandino
I subscribe to receive free, inspirational quotation in my inbox via www.desktop-quotes.com/email.htm. They are usually really good, like the one above.
I WILL ACT NOW!
Monday, January 7
Every week I receive an e-mail from babycenter.com updating me about my pregnancy and how the baby is developing. It always seems to compare the baby’s growing size to some type of food, especially fruit. This week, I'm apparently carrying around a banana in my uterus... I’ll never look at produce the same way again!
Seems like just the other day it was only the size of a kumquat, whatever the heck that is.
Sunday, January 6
I really enjoyed this excerpt from the book: