The jog today contained a few stops to "adjust" and stretch. Things felt, different.
The final half mile was pretty fast for me, and some strength discovered in my lower back seemed to be the cause, allowing me to be much more elongated.
uh oh . . .another "stand long" moment, but I digress . . .
I went straight to the back yard to continue the unwinding and adjusting until . . .
The muscle (or whatever the hell it was) that I had worked over my right hip the week before, now upon bending forward (while actually trying to relax my lower back), "creased," or rather, became the iron bars of hitting the spot, and I was able to send the crease up, behind my ribs, and all the way to my right shoulder!
There, it became blocked by the shoulder, but after much tinkering with arm positions, a HUGE release occurred. My right side lost tension and seemed to move backwards slightly. My left side suddenly had slack, which a familiar arm movement gathered up and seemed to bring the left side of my torso forward.
Now, slave to habit that I am, I still had my iPod on which I wear jogging, so the headphone cable was interfering with things. Yet, I kept at it for a while.
Tired of battling the headphone cable, I came in and plugged the iPod into the stereo, opting to shuffle my Top Rated list, which is currently some 678 songs.
Free of the headphones, I did some more work on that new adjustment, to see if more of my body could be freed.
I soon lost myself in the adjustment process, very much like I had when it was the crazy painful version early on. I became entirely focused upon the sensation, oblivious to everything around me. Where before pain had forced the entirety of my attention, I was now able to do it on my own, and on a non-painful sensation.
Until, once again, I freed another large segment of myself. It was a true "WOW!" experience.
Afterwards, almost like coming up for air after swimming deep below the water, the world came back into my attention.
And there, on the stereo, a few minutes into the song, played Atom Heart Mother.
How cool was that?
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For those that have visited here from destinations other than those in which I display the avatar I use in comment sections as The Wisdom Cow, here it is, the cover to Pink Floyd's album Atom Heart Mother, which is also the name of the first song.
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Hopefully, I am getting close to working out my kinks, or whatever the hell they should be called. I am exhausted. Time for a nap.