Self Care Fridays: Listen to your body.



Peace Soulstars,

If you don’t practice self love you will be of no value to yourself or others.  I learned a valuable lesson this week:  Listen to your body.

A few days ago I decided I wanted to do yoga although I haven’t been practicing as much as I need to. Well, I did a thirty minute yoga sequence which targeted the root chakra.  The root chakra is the foundation of all chakras.  This sequence included a few garland poses and I think I went a little too far.  After I was done I noticed vaginal spotting which was unusual for me because I normally don’t have any issues with this happening.

I immediately associated it with the yoga because I had just finished.  I reached out to some yogis I know of and all advised me to seek medical attention. Well, I did.  My nurse practitioner told me that based on what I described, it was hormonal.  There were no other symptoms, pap test was recent and normal. She advised me to keep an eye on it and as long as it doesn’t continue there should be no problem.  That was a relief but I also kept in mind that I may have pushed myself too far.

Listen to your body.  Always.  I cannot stress this enough.  I’ve been doing so much spiritually which includes trying to get back into my yoga practice.  At the same time I need to pace myself.  If there’s anything I learned from what happened this week it’s that we need to be gentle with our bodies.  If you know you haven’t been consistent with your physical exercise and other practices that can strain your body you need to start off with ease.  Don’t push yourself too much because you can do more harm than good.  Take things one day at a time.

Love and Light,



Author: Angelica

Angelica is my name. I'm a licensed graduate social worker from the DMV who has love for everything mind, body, soul related. A devoted wife and mother whose interests include music, art, yoga, books, exercise, meditation, and cooking. Amanisoul is a synthesis of the name "Amani" which means harmony and peace in swahili and the word "soul" which means essence or spiritual self. Discovering one's inner peace involves being healthy mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I make it my mission to spread the word on how to achieve balance in all of these areas.

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