When I feel an ache, I could be angry with my body for not feeling “good.”
That’s not particularly helpful, because then I’m feeling achey AND angry.
So I looked for another perspective, and it came to me. When I’m feeling an ache or a stretch, that’s because my body is opening. The ache or stretch feeling lets me know my body is opening.
And then I feel grateful!
PRACTICE: The next time you feel an ache, slow down, breathe, noticing the ache, and imagine the area opening and stretching. Choose gratitude!