“No one travels quite so high as he who knows not where he is going.”
Oliver Cromwell

What’s Happening on my Left?

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I’ve been observing a bunch of things on the left side of my body – so I thought to pool them together, hoping that in time it will reveal something to me:

  • During the last two morning practices, when I first bent forward I felt a pressure-pain in the vicinity of my left temple.
  • Though it’s not with me at the time of this writing, the last (recurring) discomforts I had in my lower back presented on the left side. When this was happening I noticed that, for exampe, in standing forward bends, when my hands touched the floor, the left hand would be pulled closer to the body (unless I compensated for it) as if there was a tension pulling it in
  • In warrior posture variations, when my left leg is forward (stretched on the back side) – I have less range of movement then on the opposite side.
  • In trikonasana (triangle pose) bending down to the right (which stretches the left hip) is limited (in comparison to the left side stretch) – there is a natural tendency to introduce a slight forward bend to accommodate the limitation. I therefore go down lower and focus more on opening the chest – usually by working the left shoulder blade.
  • In assymetric seated forward bends I have less opening-range in the left then I do in the right hip.
  • My left shoulder and it’s surroundings have known tensions and pains in recent months (projected as far as my heart in Pranayama practices when breath is focused into the chest).
  • In Pranayama my left nostril is more blocked then my right nostril.
  • In seated practices (pranayama / meditation) there is a subtle pull of the body to the left.

Left is feminine, moon, ying …

I miss creating, most of creative energies are currently being expressed at the computer …

As leftover money diminishes, faith is recurringly challenged …

Fear lives alongside prosperity and appreciation …

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