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I consider myself pretty fit --and, thanks to Nia, reasonably conscious of what is necessary for keeping my body, mind and spirit healthy. But sometimes, we think we are doing all the right things only to find that we've missed a key element.
That's where I find myself today, as neck stiffness and pain, which may or may not be related to my left shoulder pain, is sidelining me from the things I most enjoy: dancing in full-out joy in my Nia classes, and continuing to make gratifying progress in my yoga teacher training.
My first steps in finding resolution and relief were to
Equally important though, I am grateful to have the resources to enlist the help of two excellent physical and massage therapists to help resolve the problem as quickly as possible. These professionals provide not only the benefit of their knowledge, experience, and skill, but they also offer an un-implicated framing of the problem and its possible resolution that is essential to coming up with a useful strategy. This support has been a huge boost to my morale and progress.
We have just begun the process but, with their help, I am confident that I'll be dancing with both arms again sometime soon.
Earliest indications are pointing to my computer use at work and at home as the root cause of the problem, but updates to follow. In the meantime, I look forward to seeing you on the dance floor and on the yoga mat!
Dominique is a certified Zumba teacher, Nia Black Belt and a 52 Moves and CRYT 200 hour Yoga teacher. The Nia Technique is a holistic fitness practice that combines the expressiveness of dance, the power and explosiveness of martial arts and the wisdom and mindfulness of the healing arts.