Why Am I Not Better
"Where the pain is, is not actually the problem." Listen, as Susi discusses the questions she often hears: Why am I not through this already? Why am I not out of pain? Why have I tried these things and seen these professionals, and I am still in pain? Susi will give her best ideas on how to reduce or even eradicate pain and how to listen to your body on this episode of From Pain to Possibility.
Susi speaks about what happens when a person tries to fix a problem. Typically, you are trying to fix where it hurts, but that usually isn't where the pain originated, and so the issue never gets resolved. When you have pain, it is a signal that something is wrong, and that is when the investigation begins.
Susi shares the wonky relationship we have between expectation and reality. We expect our yoga teacher or health professional to figure out what is happening, but in reality, that's not what occurs. This is when awareness becomes vital.
Discovering patterns is essential. When you feel better, you need to be aware of what you are doing, so you will know when you start not to feel better. Once we can define the patterns, we see we can refine the patterns. Susi believes that once you improve, you have new expectations about what's possible for your life. The key is awareness and being able to articulate that awareness back to your practitioner.If you would like my help uncovering some things you're not aware of so, you can grow your own attentiveness and awareness of what's going on through your system; please reach out to us [email protected] If you a medical professional or a yoga teacher who wants to integrate these concepts into your own practice, send us a note as well.
In This Episode:
[00:30] Welcome to the show!
[00:49] Susi speaks about what happens when a person tries to fix a problem.
[03:03] Where the pain is, is a signal or sign that something is wrong.
[03:38] When you are getting better, there is a piece of awareness that's vital.
[04:17] Susi shares the wonky relationship we have between expectation and reality.
[06:59] Susi speaks about the fix-it space where we look internally to ourselves or someone else to fix the problem.
[08:08] Discovering the patterns is the next phase because power is in the pattern.
[10:26] As we see some of these patterns, we can refine the patterns.
[13:10] Susi believes that when you start to improve, you have new expectations about what's possible for your life.
[15:04] Susi speaks about a third concept around getting better, which is that the process is linear.
[18:20] Susi discusses the distinction between rehabilitation and getting on with the rest of your life.
[20:30] You have to be aware of how your body moves so you know how fast you can push yourself when and when you need to recuperate.
[22:45] The key is your awareness, and you're articulating that awareness back to the practitioner.
[23:37] Thank you for listening to the show and have a great time exploring.
“We can’t change anything we are not aware of.” -Susi Hately
What You Will Learn In This Episode:
“One beauty of the way your neuromuscular system is set up is that we can borrow from other areas to enable us to keep moving.” -Susi Hately
“There is a price to pay for growing awareness, and that is responsibility.” -Susi Hately
“The relief that you’ve received from the professional is just a tiny step in changing the pattern.” -Susi Hately