I Hate Being Uncomfortable

Which is pretty much my day-to-day with PTSD.

However, there are versions of uncomfortable that are more and less tolerable for me. One of the least tolerable is…wait for it…yoga.

Yoga puts me into a lot of uncomfortable positions that my body does not want to do. And it makes me uncomfortable. And often angry. I tend to check my watch a lot to see just how much longer is this video??? which is kind of not the goal.

Last week I made it through three yoga practices, and did not look at my watch during any of them.

I don’t often do particularly long yoga practices, I think most of them are less than 20 minutes. But those 20 minutes can be HARD, and I am rarely “in a good head space” for them. Recently I am not sure how often I have been in a good head space at all…

Anyway, those three practices without checking the time were an important step forward, and I’m hoping they help me develop a little more calm and tolerance for being uncomfortable, since it looks like that is my norm for this phase of recovery, at least.

woman exercising bear body of water
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