Compensation, to develop elsewhere for what is lacking.
Not bad, not wrong. A way to move through the world, even after trauma.
Initially, physical compensation patterns may serve as a heroic act. The ingenious embodiment of:
“I’m here, I’m functioning, I’m still me.”
There comes a time when compensating runs it course, and the heroic act now turns cold, devoid of its original essence.
You’re still here. You’re still functioning. But here, the heat of pain has shifted you’re ready to heal.
… and this time, heroism lies in the release. The let go. The unearthing of patterns (physical or behavioral) that no longer serve our highest selves.
But always at your own pace.
Sending love, xx
Let’s talk Thai assisted yoga….derived from the practice and lineage of Thai massage.
A Thai assisted yoga session starts with a conversation about how the client is feeling (emotionally, mentally, physically, and energetically) then a moment to lay down, fully clothed and guided to relax on a comfy mat.
The recipient is guided to listen and feel their breath to help calm the body. Then the magic of this work does the rest….the body is taken through a series of restorative yogic stretches, combining acupressure, rhythmic movements, and it feels as though the body goes through a meditative dance to rejuvenate, circulate, and heal.
Elemental roots utilizes the practices of smudging after session as well as bathing the cells with the vibrations from a gong! If you are curious reach out and book a session. I believe healing starts with feeling support and a session of Thai can allow us to feel held in many ways.