I am physically exhausted and mentally drained. However, for the first time in 6 months, I finally feel a sense of peace.
6 months ago, I was left with an injured shoulder as a result of being in a car accident. It was minor, for which I am grateful, but it has not been easy at all. I haven’t been able to cook, get dressed, or drive without feeling the pain in my shoulder. Most importantly, I haven’t been able to practice yoga daily, which has been frustrating.
Yet this is whole experience has deepened my love and devotion to yoga. I used to practice yoga to relax and exercise, as most practitioners do to unwind from the fast-paced and never-ending demands of modern daily life. Yoga was an escape from reality; a calm, focused, and quiet contrast to the frantic and chaotic noise of meeting deadlines.
I was so scared during the accident and in the hospital. I was confined to a hospital bed for 5 days before I could sit up. This made me realize the inconsequential nature of the seemingly devastating haphazards of getting lost in the whirlwind of being busy.
I no longer wake up feeling overwhelming dread toward my schedule. I wake up excited and thankful to even be alive. That car accident forced me to slow down and breathe. Despite my physical pain and mental anguish, I consider myself extremely lucky as the accident could have been far worse. I’ve come to realize that I have been stressed out my entire adult life worrying about seemingly important but actually meaningless things.
I have learned to practice yoga at every minute of every hour. Yoga is no longer simply my morning ritual or evening class; it is what I practice with every breath I take. It is my practice of being present to enjoy and feel grateful for every moment of being alive. It is my mantra of making peace with the past and embracing the unknown of the future.
Every now and then, I think about the day of the accident. I was confused and angry at how unfair it was that I had been hit, and that I had to deal with an assortment of inconveniences. I was in pain and in a panic over what was going to happen next. I didn’t want to think about the medical and repair bills.
However, soon afterward I found strong representation from a personal injury law expert in Poway. I had never been in a car accident before and I wasn’t prepared to be alone throughout this process. Luckily, everything was handled swiftly, allowing me to focus on my mental peace and physical recovery.
I’m currently seeking guidance from my yoga instructor, who has helped students find peace and balance after a frightening life event. For those who have been through something like I have, I highly suggest trying out yoga to guide your mental and physical recovery.
Lastly, I highly recommend Villasenor Law Offices to anyone who finds themselves in need of a Carmel Valley car accident lawyer.
Villasenor Law Offices
12396 World Trade Dr, San Diego, CA 92128, USA