Ever since the Miracle Ball Method Book came out I have received thousands of e-mails from people all over the world. There are questions and comments. They describe their own experience with the method; and, the struggles they have experienced with their body. No matter what country, what walk of life, the symptoms are consistent, the struggles the same and very similar to what I had experienced.
We live in a world of supersized, bigger is better and certainly more is better. We want instant gratification from something, anything and who wouldn't? I always tell my students if there were a perfect pill that did not have side effects, I would be taking it.
Maybe I am barking up the wrong tree. This method is not fast and it is not big. The idea of no pain no gain is not part of it. I do know that it works. My job is to explain that small movements can have a huge effect, slow changes can be profound, and less effort can give you sooo much more freedom of movement. It's not that I am in love with slow or less.. In fact, I am quite a TYPE A personality. But I like that the less I do, the more I get out of it. SO I do less and I keep getting more. This is a training. Don't expect it to be easy because it is small or slow. Allow yourself to be open minded and let your body do the work.
My mission is to explain this to others as I continue to grow in this work. It is different with the classes where a person is right there in front of me. To explain what to do thru e-mail there is more of a challenge. Expressing this on the DVD's or the CD's has been a challenge. Yet there is such a need but you can see that by reading the e-mails.
I made a commitment the moment I felt my first sigh of relief, from severe chronic sciatic pain that I would tell others there is hope out there. This is not my method but your bodies method to recover. When we were kids, if we were healthy our bodies did this naturally. Our bodies responded, adjusted, changed breathed easy and slept well. We woke up ready for another day. I am hoping thru this website to answer more questions. I will use a lot of the e-mails that come in each day and use the blog to respond. This way we can all see how similar we are and get encouraged. It seems like a simple thing to do. Just lay on these balls and breathe. But to Stop... to not do, to listen, and then to feel, is about as foreign as going to Pluto would be. So we need to talk about it.
When I say Stop, I don't mean be still, I mean to stop the fight that keeps the pain alive. Your muscles will let go to another place somewhat unfamiliar and then your journey begins too. I hope we can all be there for each other. I challenge all of you to share this with others. Most of my students have and do everyday. They can teach as well as I can. Once you feel it you know what I mean. The website will include emails from many of those that have shared their story. I hope they inspire you. They certainly have inspired me.