Just a few years ago, I thought pain was inevitable. Shoulder tension, sore neck muscles, and a stiff back- it all seemed normal. Everyone else seemed to have similar complaints.
But beyond the pain, I had lost touch with my body. I was spending most of my day at a desk behind a computer screen and most of my downtime on the couch. I was casually treating my living, breathing body like a machine and denying it natural movement.
Then, I finally decided to try chiropractic treatment to help with the pain. To my surprise, my chiropractor recommended posture therapy in addition to chiropractic adjustments. The adjustments could realign my bones, but posture therapy would train my muscles to keep them there.
The exercises, which seemed so simple, proved to be quite challenging! My body had forgotten how to do simple movements, like rotating my arm from the shoulder joint and walking equally with both legs. The experience of relearning this natural motion put me back in my body. Not only could I hear its messages, but I could understand them and act upon them to fix the root problems. Pain is never a mistake- it’s our bodies’ way of saying, “Pay attention!”
My body was crying out for change and I am so glad I listened. By caring for myself and believing in my inner strength, I was able to redirect my energy in a massive way. It led me down this path of helping others to rediscover the body's innate wisdom and its incredible power to heal itself. I strongly believe that everyone can learn how to listen to the body in a way that changes their life beyond just physical symptoms. The emotional healing journey that coincides with becoming more in body can open you up to a state of greater awareness, wellness, and joy.
-Taylor Shen Wild