Lessons from the Camino – Part 2
I am amazed at the resilience of the human body. I had concerns about the physical demands of walking a week on the Camino de Santiago. I had never done anything quite like this before. I had taken long hikes but how would my body respond to the repetition of walking 10-20 miles every day? Grateful for the training I had done at home before heading to Spain, my body still had its share of challenges on the 100 mile journey – a flare-up in my plantar fasciitis, steel cables in my shoulders, and an aching back from the weight of my pack. Yet in the midst of soreness and discomfort what struck me most about my body was how … Read more
Seated Hip Stretch
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Lessons from the Camino – Part 1
What does it take for you to hit your reset button? For me, it was a week on Spain’s Camino. The Camino de Santiago, or the “Way of Saint James”, is a network of pathways serving pilgrimage to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. It was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during the Middle Ages. For centuries, many have followed the Way of St. James as a form of spiritual growth. In more modern times the route has attracted a growing number of international pilgrims and become popular with hiking and cycling enthusiasts. In May of 2018, I had the good fortune to spend a … Read more
Doorway Pectoralis Stretch
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