Last year, after breaking my shoulder, leaving Telluride, missing the best 3 ski weeks ever, having surgery and way too much anesthesia and pain killers, I was down and out. Luckily, I went to see my very wise friend, fellow yoga teacher and miraculous healer , Brenda Villa.
After a session of her healing, magical touch, Brenda said something ridiculous to me! She firmly told me, in no uncertain terms, that I had to “love my shoulder.” I was in no mood to love any part of the body that had betrayed me. Especially my shoulder. But she insisted.
When I left, I thought about what she said. I really thought about it. And something in me shifted. My attitude.
And I decided to love the very thing that was hurting me the most.
I balanced grueling physical therapy with gentle massage. I alternated aggressive stretching with warm heat packs. And my shoulder began to heal. In fact, it was a miraculously quick and full recovery.
Thank you, Brenda Villa, for shifting my attitude.