How tuning into my body kept me out of Urgent Care.

Last weekend after teaching my Saturday morning yoga class, I went to an ecstatic dance class.  I hadn't been to dance in a long time.  

It was great!  I was swirling around the dance floor connecting with friends and strangers through our shared love of movement.

I had moments of pausing, resting, and catching my breath.  At one point, I wrapped my arms around my friend, felt my utter exhaustion, and said, "I am so-o-o tired!"

I felt rung out and I felt sad about it because I could dance for hours and not be as tired as I was in that moment.  Is this life after 50? 

Is this the peri-menopausal crap I'd been hearing about and now it was happening to me?

I didn't know, but I needed to eat and I needed to rest.  I got home, made a nice breakfast of eggs, avocado, and spinach and refueled. I had the entire day ahead of me.  I had things to do, places to go, people to see.  Or so I thought...

My body had another agenda. She wanted to lie down on the couch with a heated pad on her belly and do nothing.  And so that's what we did.  That's pretty much all we did for 3 days. 

I was experiencing pain in my pelvis that wasn't horrible but it wasn't normal and even though I was feeling better, I wasn't my self.

On Monday, after teaching my yoga class, I came home ready to tackle errands and emails but my body wanted to lie on the couch, with the heating pad, and rest.  I followed her command.

I needed to hydrate.  I drank a big glass of water every hour.  I added apple cider vinegar, cranberry juice, and lemon, the same concoction we use in our Vibrant Body Challenge.

That night, I used what little energy I had to go to the store and pick up groceries for dinner.  I dragged my lethargic body and heavy groceries home, handed them to my hubby, and headed straight for the couch.

I kept drinking the water.  Although I didn't feel hot, I received guidance to take my temperature; It was 99.9.  It became clear to me, I was fighting an infection. 

My first thought was, "I gotta go to urgent care."

And then,  "What if I just let this fever do its thing?" 

"I mean my body knows what to do, right? "

And yet, my mind also knew that getting to urgent care sooner than later could make the difference in a speedy healing. 

I decided to let my body fight the infection over night and in the morning I'd go to urgent care if I wasn't better.

I went to bed super early and meditated.  I breathed long, slow, deep breaths, thanking the oxygen coming into my lungs.

One by one I went through my entire physiological system blessing and thanking each internal organ, the vital fluids, and every cell as I continued to breathe health into my body.

I called in the Divine Energy of the Universe, Jesus, Mother Mary, the Buddah, and all my ancestors who've left this physical plane asking for assistance in my healing.

I feel asleep.

In the morning I awoke to my nightshirt drenched in sweat, my fever gone, and no pain in my body.  I was cured and felt 100% better.  My energy was back, my eyes were bright, I was calm and relaxed.

I tuned into my body and my body healed. I am deeply grateful for this experience and I'm reminded that health is wealth.

I hope my story inspires you to breathe deeply and tune in to your beautiful, amazing, healthy body.   I hope you're reaching for a big glass of water right now, that you're inspired to eat your veggies, exercise, and be sure to get 7-8 hours of sleep.

LOVE your body!

If you need a vibrant body reset, visit my website and we'll reset together.

Rebecca Snowball
Yoga Teacher, Vibrant Body Coach, Speaker

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