September 14, 2007 03:24 AM
Sudden and unexpected physical pain is a reminder by the body to do something differently. I strained my lower back and have been in the grip of intense muscle spasms since last night. I remember my bondo boxing instructor emphasizing the importance of holding core strengthening postures to prevent injury in sudden movement. When this injury has healed, I am embarking on core strengthening exercises like Pilates in addition to the aerobics I have been doing for years. … And – In order to do what I do creatively, I need a selective experience and variety of input and inspiration. I maintain that a balance is necessary for a healthy core both of the body and the mind.