What is pain costing you?

Sand slipping through an hourglassAs Sofia on The Golden Girls used to say, “Picture this…” A woman lying on the sofa, clearly in pain. She’d love to meet her friends for a coffee or go riding, but all she can do is endure, try to protect the area that hurts, and put off all those fun things she loves to do.

If you’re dealing with chronic pain like this, you can probably relate:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Traumatic injury
  • Tension headaches
  • and more

Chronic pain is real. It takes strength, perseverance and being kind to yourself to get through it.

But what is pain costing you?

To my mind, when I was dealing with neck, back and wrist pain every day, It cost me time. Time off work, time separate from friends and loved ones, time not being happy and enjoying life.

I believe time is our most precious commodity. For me, learning the Alexander Technique gave me tools to use that helped eliminate my pain, and what I got back was time.

What have you given up because of pain? What have you found that helps?

I’d love to hear your comments!

About Emily Clark

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Emily Clark, of TheSuppleRider.com, is an Alexander Technique Certified Instructor who teaches horseback riders of all disciplines to eliminate pain and improve their posture so they can ride as one every ride.

She’s worked with equestrians for over 11 years. She loves working with riders because they’re so passionate about what they do.

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