The GOOD Force

The GOOD Force

The best coach. Imagine if someone else spoke to us - or treated us - the we do to ourselves?  Simple statements like “my bad knee”, “my weak back”; or “I’m not very strong”, “I don’t do cardio”…how does this affect our brain?  We need more from ourselves - we have to be our own best motivator. First, story time 😉 Erin here. I thought I had a pretty “bad” shoulder.  I’ve had a slew of breaks and tears along the way, but my left shoulder was my nemesis. Pre-Revkor, my yoga journey taught me how to modify movements to nurture and protect those “injuries”.  I would attend classes and move with great care, learning as much as I could about precise alignment and not pushing past perceived limits.  I was either encouraged to embrace my limitations through acceptance, or spend hours working on them with various blocks, straps, pillows and workshops. 10 years went by and I found myself feeling stuck, apathetic and incapable in my body. Where was my fire and fight?  When athletes are using prosthetics to finish record-breaking sprints; when veterans are rebuilding after huge trauma, I could hardly cry in my organic hemp flakes about my tricky shoulder.   Everyone has an injury, illness or mechanical issue within the body that limits them.  Everyone. I decided to get over myself and my shoulder, and everything changed. I stopped thinking of my shoulder as bad, and started thinking of it as badass.  My shoulder hadn’t failed me, my shoulder had adventures, and the rest of me is stronger now to help support that edgy, full-living mofo. Teamwork!  To get back to work and...